• Korea Recent Cosmetic Regulatory Updates

      Official Release   29 Sep 2016   Angelita Hu

    Recently Korea MFDS released a series of regulatory updates for cosmetics for public consultation which includes: Labeling of PA++++ Korea MFDS announced that from December...
  • China CBEC H1 Import Data Reveals Reduced Growth

      Editorial   28 Sep 2016   Angelita Hu

    According to statistics released by China E-commerce Research Institutes, CBEC transactions in the first half of 2016 reached 2.6 trillion RMB representing an...
  • Guidelines for 8 New Functional Cosmetics to Be Released

      ChemLinked Exclusive   23 Sep 2016   Angelita Hu

    The announcement is just a brief notice without any further enforcement rules, and fails to outline the registration, documentation, testing requirements and ingredient scope. Tiger Kim, President &...
  • Korea to Expand Functional Cosmetic Regulatory Scope

      Official Release   14 Sep 2016   Angelita Hu

    Korea MFDS recently proposed the addition of 8 kinds of products into the functional cosmetic category, including: Hair dye products Decolorizing products Depilatories Hair growth products...
  • Taiwan to Strengthen Cosmetic Claims Regulations

      Official Release   13 Sep 2016   Angelita Hu

    Recently a revision to “List of Prohibited/Allowable Claims for Cosmetics” was released and is scheduled to be implemented on April 1 2017. Compared to the current version, the new version adds...
  • Guangdong Launches Crossborder Ecommerce Traceability System

      Others   8 Sep 2016   Angelita Hu

    Recently Guangdong province launched a CBEC traceability system which streamlined with the current e-port platform*. Every commodity on the platform is...
  • Angelita Hu

    Korea Functional Cosmetics Regulations

      21 Sep 2016

    Korea defines functional cosmetics as products that aid in brightening skin, improving wrinkles in skin, tanning skin gently or protecting skin from sun’s ultraviolet radiation. Functional cosmetics are subject to more stringent evaluation than general cosmetics. Based...
  • Nina He

    China Children Cosmetics Regulations

      8 Sep 2016

    In China Children cosmetics refer to cosmetics produced specifically for children from age 0-12 years old (including infants). The majority of children cosmetics are classified as non-special use cosmetics except for sunscreens which are special use cosmetics. Some...
  • Lemon Zhang

    China Cosmetics Market Entry Walkthrough: CIQ Inspections and Custom Clearance

      5 Aug 2016

    Take home After getting approval from CFDA, companies can begin to export cosmetics to China. Before goods reach their destination port and undergo inspection by Chinese Customs, they shall appoint an agent in China to file a record with the provincial Inspection and...
  • Inna Fu

    Whitening products regulatory status in China, Taiwan, Korea and Japan

      2 Aug 2016

      China Taiwan Japan Korea Classification Special Use Cosmetics General Cosmetics (except products containing Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate) Quasi Drugs Functional Cosmetics Obligation Registration Products containing Ascorbyl...
  • Angelita Hu

    Safety and Technical Standards for Cosmetics 2015

      27 Jul 2016

    Safety and Technical Standards for Cosmetics 2015 is the overarching technical standards used for regulation of cosmetics in China. It specifies the general safety standards, defining prohibited/restricted/permitted ingredients and setting testing methods for...
  • Sander van Hertum

    A recurring question posed to China cosmetic regulatory affairs consultants

      25 Jul 2016

    Since I have been working with Reach24H Consulting Group I actually have been asked a certain question by foreign cosmetics producers more often than others. “We are thinking about the possibility of releasing our products on the Chinese market, could you please advise...