• Cruelty free is a both a hugely contentious and polarizing issue for the global cosmetics industry. Despite global trends towards cruelty free best exemplified by the blanket bans on animal testing of cosmetics imposed in Europe and India, China has remained stanchly opposed to implementing a similar ban.

    China Cruelty Free Cosmetics: An Interview With Cruelty Free International

    Cruelty free is a both a hugely contentious and polarizing issue for the global cosmetics industry. Despite global trends towards cruelty free best exemplified by the blanket bans on animal testing of cosmetics imposed in Europe and India, China has remained stanchly opposed to implementing a similar ban.

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  • Shanghai Fengxian District will likely become China’s first area implementing a new imported cosmetic filing and mandatory animal testing exemption program.

    Another Breakthrough for Cruelty Free Cosmetics in China

    Shanghai Fengxian District will likely become China’s first area implementing a new imported cosmetic filing and mandatory animal testing exemption program.

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  • Children cosmetics are subject to more stringent requirements in terms of their safety indexes, permitted ingredients, labeling stipulations and overall documentation requirements.

    Clarifying Compliance Requirements for Children Cosmetics in China

    Children cosmetics are subject to more stringent requirements in terms of their safety indexes, permitted ingredients, labeling stipulations and overall documentation requirements.

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  • TFDA released 4 cosmetic regulation drafts, detailing the implementation of cosmetics recall, border inspection, supply source and flow information and registration exemption of imported special-use cosmetics.

    Taiwan Releases 4 Cosmetic Regulation Drafts

    TFDA released 4 cosmetic regulation drafts, detailing the implementation of cosmetics recall, border inspection, supply source and flow information and registration exemption of imported special-use cosmetics.

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  • Brunei MoH Uncovers 13 Cosmetics Adulterated with Illegal Ingredients

      Official Release   15 Aug 2018   Winnie Xu

    Cosmetics tainted with Mercury, Hydroquinone and Tretinoin are prohibited to be imported and sold in Brunei...
  • China National Drug Administration 3 Stipulation Scheme Unveiled

      ChemLinked Exclusive   14 Aug 2018   Hedy He

    3 Stipulation Scheme clarifies the responsibilities and division of labor between the newly formed SAMR and subordinate CNDA departments. A Cosmetic Safety Supervision Department is newly...
  • Guangdong Opens a New Port for Filing Management

      Official Release   13 Aug 2018   Winnie Xu

    In accordance with the previous CFDA (now SAMR)’s scheme to expand Pudong filing management to more locations, Hengqin New Area of Guangdong free trade zone has been newly designated as a port capable of offering filing management...
  • China SAMR 3 Stipulation Scheme Unveiled

      ChemLinked Exclusive   10 Aug 2018   Yilia Ye

    In general, SAMR takes overall charge of market supervision (food, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, Chinese medicine). SAMR is responsible for all work previously undertaken by CFDA...
  • SAMR Cracking Down on Counterfeit Cosmetics

      Official Release   9 Aug 2018   Hedy He

    On Aug 2, 2018, SAMR announced the implementation of 4 countermeasures to crack down on counterfeit and substandard goods in the supply chain, including cosmetics...
  • China Launches a New Integrated Custom-Inspection Declaration System

      Official Release   9 Aug 2018   Winnie Xu

    Following on from the largescale institutional reform realized in March 2018, a new integrated Custom-Inspection Declaration System has been implemented by China Customs to streamline the declaration processes and improve efficiency...
  • Nurmia Agustina

    4 Pitfalls of the Indonesian Cosmetic Market

      9 Aug 2018  Market  31

    As the 4th largest nation in terms of population and boasting a rapidly expanding middle class, Indonesia undoubtedly offers lucrative investment potentials for the global cosmetic sector...
  • Nurmia Agustina

    What You Need to Know about Compulsory Halal Certification in Indonesia

      11 May 2018  Regulation  430

    Effective from October 11, 2017, the Religious Affairs Ministry (MORA) has founded the Halal Products Certification Agency or Halal Product Assurance Implementing Board (BPJPH) as the sole halal certification body – three years after Law 33/2014 was issued. This agency...
  • Josephine Zhou

    Halal Cosmetics Market Rapid Growth Requires Further Regulatory Development

      6 Mar 2018  Market  534

    Halal cosmetics are a rapidly developing niche of the halal and mainstream market. The 100% natural ingredients commitment of halal products also attracts many non-Muslims. The increased popularity of these products requires development of a regulatory and...
  • Josephine Zhou

    [Conference Exclusive] 2017 China Cosmetic Market Data Analysis and Predictions

      6 Mar 2018  Market  447

    During Sep. 19th -22nd 2017, the China Association of Fragrance Flavor and Cosmetic Industries (CAFFCI) held its annual conference during which market, regulatory trends and forecasts were revealed. Cosmetic sale growth rate shows an optimistic rise in 2017,...
  • Giacomo Cirillo

    Current Trends in China's Male Cosmetics Market

      6 Mar 2018  Market  428

    Male Cosmetic is still an underdeveloped sector of China's cosmetic industry but there is huge room for future development. In this article we will talk about the characteristics of this market and provide a case study of compliance requirements for 2 popular products...
  • Josephine Zhou

    Bright Prospects for International Cosmetic Enterprise in Vietnam

      6 Mar 2018  Market  336

    As an important emerging economy Vietnam is now being recognized as a destination offering great potential for investment. For the cosmetics industry one of the most enticing aspects of Vietnam's market is the significant growth in teenage and young adult demographics...