Malaysia Direct Sales Act

In Malaysia, the protection of consumers is regulated by several different acts, including the Consumer Protection Act 1999, the Contracts Act 1950, the Sale of Goods Act 1957, the Sale of Drugs Act 1952, etc. More specifically, the licensing process of persons carrying on direct sales businesses is established by the Direct Sales Act n.500 of 1993 (the “DSA.”)

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What is the main point of the DSA?
What practices are prohibited under the DSA?
What specific regulations apply to door-to-door sales and mail order sales?
What requirements apply to direct sales contracts?


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