• First-imported non-special use cosmetics filing management will replace registration in NMPA and be expanded nationwide from November 10, 2018.

    China to Replace Imported Cosmetic Registrtaion with Filing Management from November 10

    First-imported non-special use cosmetics filing management will replace registration in NMPA and be expanded nationwide from November 10, 2018.

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  • The CBEC transition period has been officially extended beyond the Jan 1st 2019 deadline. No new deadline has been specified and ChemLinked expects current measures to remain stable in the short to medium term.

    China Officially Extends Grace Period for CBEC Transition Policy

    The CBEC transition period has been officially extended beyond the Jan 1st 2019 deadline. No new deadline has been specified and ChemLinked expects current measures to remain stable in the short to medium term.

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  • Paul O'Brien

    Death to Daigou: Analyzing China's E-Commerce Law

      10 Dec 2018  Regulation  8

    Importantly the E-commerce Law specifies the legal liabilities for each stakeholder. However, a significant distinction should be noted in the emphasis placed on the punitive measures for individual operators and the punishments for e-commerce platforms
  • Paul O'Brien

    Demystifying China e-commerce, Crossborder e-commerce and Daigou: Laws, Rules, Regs and Implications for International Stakeholders

      10 Dec 2018  Regulation  20

    At the very beginning, our readers shall distinguish what is Daigou, and what is called CBEC. Daigou has and always will refer to illegal activities, specifically the use of unofficial import channels to illegally sell imported goods (large parcels, suitcases illegal...
  • Nurmia Agustina

    Cosmetics Registration in Vietnam

      16 Nov 2018  Regulation  177

    According to data from the National Trade Center (ITC) and the World Bank (WB), Vietnam’s imports of cosmetic products have risen to US$1.1 billion in 2016, double that of 2011. The value is forecasted to reach US$2.2 billion by 2020. What is more, Vietnam has signed...
  • Nurmia Agustina

    Detailing Standards of Cosmetics Labeling, Claim and Advertisement in Indonesia

      25 Sep 2018  Regulation  315

    With Indonesia's growing middle class and increasingly prosperous consumers, the country’s cosmetic sector has performed well up until 2018. According to Indonesia's BPOM (National Agency of Drug and Food Control) 33,823 registered cosmetic products were...
  • Nurmia Agustina

    4 Pitfalls of the Indonesian Cosmetic Market

      9 Aug 2018  Market  365

    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  879

    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...