Papua New Guinea - Country Commercial Guide
Labeling and Marking Requirements

Overview of the different labeling and marking requirements, including any restrictive advertising or labeling practices and where to get more information.

Last published date: 2022-08-11

The Independent Consumer and Competition Commission of Papua New Guinea (ICCC) is responsible for enforcing the Commercial Advertisement (Protection of the Public) Act.

This Act protects the public from any commercial advertisement that may contain untrue, inaccurate, misleading, misrepresentation, or unreasonable statements describing the size, quality, quantity or nature of goods or services.

In addition, the ICCC under the Packaging Act is responsible for ensuring that goods are properly labeled.

This is where the labeling of the good must contain an approved brand (that is, a brand that the Minister for Commerce and Trade approves) or the name and address of the person on whose behalf the article was packed, or the name and address of the packer.

For additional information, refer to ICCC website at