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- Manufacturers, sellers and others involved in the supply chain must pay more attention to quality control, product safety and product liability than at any time in the past. The Republic of the Union of Myanmar is an agriculture-based country in the region of Southeast Asia with a total land area of 676,578 square kilometres and a total coastline of 2,832 kilometres. Myanmar has been transitioning to a market-oriented economy since 1989. This has involved a series of economic reforms aimed at widening the range of economic activities in the country while also giving priority to private sector participation. Product safety and product liability are important for achieving market access and improving consumers' welfare. The government has laid down economic policies with a view to alleviating poverty and enhancing the socio-economic status of the people by assuring increased market penetration and encouraging the public to follow good practices regarding product safety and liability. The Ministry of Commerce is the main department responsible for consumer protection in general, but many other regulatory bodies are also directly or indirectly involved in securing product safety.
Khin Mar Yee