New regulations issued to importers of chocolates and biscuits

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The Government issued a new Gazette notification changing the regulations concerned to importers of confectionery items. 

Importers of pre-packeted goods including chocolates and biscuits will be required to declare the maximum retail price (MRP). 

The Gazette notification also states that the name and the registered address of the importer on the pack or container of each product or article in English at the point of entry to the country.

New regulations are applicable effective from 1 November, to importers of confectionery including chewing gum, chocolates, biscuits, cakes and toilet soap.

The Gazette has been issued under Section 10 (1) (b) (ii) of the Consumer Affairs Authority Act, No. 09 of 2003 by the Consumer Affairs Authority Chairman Shantha Niriella.