Health supplements shall mean products that are intended to supplement the diet taken by mouth in forms such as pills, capsules, tablets, liquids or powders and not represented as conventional food/sole item of a meal or diet. Health supplements may include ingredients such as vitamins, minerals, amino acids, natural substances of plant/animal origin, enzymes and substances with nutritional or physiological function.
Traditional product is defined as any product used in the practice of indigenous medicine, in which the drug consists solely of one or more naturally occurring substances of a plant, animal or mineral or part thereof, in the unextracted or crude extract form and a homeopathic medicine.
Every registered product is given a registration number, which must be printed on its label or package. All product registration numbers start with ‘MAL’, for example MAL12345678A.
In order to import overseas manufactured MAL products, you need to apply an import license from NPRA. Click here to find out more IMPORT LICENSE NPRA.