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NMRA to control manufacture, import of perfumes

National Medicines Regulatory Authority (NMRA) will regulate and control the local manufacture of and the import of perfumes and scented products.

According to the Ministry of Health, the regulation of all locally manufactured and imported perfumes commenced yesterday.

The import, production or distribution of perfumes without the approval of the National Medicines Regulatory Authority is prohibited, according to the new regulations.

The National Medicines Regulatory Authority Chief Executive Officer Dr. Kamal Jayasinghe said his organisation will deploy teams to inspect those institutions involved in the sector to ensure that they abide by the new regulations.