Overview of the different labeling and marking requirements, including any restrictive advertising or labeling practices and where to get more information.
Last Published: 3/29/2019

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MOCI)’s regulations require that product labels show net weight, manufacture dates, expiration dates, ingredients, origin, and price.  The MOCI also requires that all commodities and related products destined to be sold directly to consumers be labelled in English.  MOCI conducts periodic commodity inspections at businesses to ensure the regulations are being implemented, and the Ministry has increased the frequency of these inspections in 2018.  However, the MOCI lacks the mechanisms to comprehensively enforce labeling and marking requirements.  Supermarkets and large consumer stores usually label their products, but the regulation is not uniformly followed throughout the country.  In all supermarkets and major stores, products are often displayed with price tags either in U.S. or Liberian dollars, or both.  For more information, please check the MOCI website.

 

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