On July 18, 2022, Malaysia NPRA released Circular No. 2 /2022 Publication Notice of the Latest Edition of Cosmetic Guidelines. The updated Guidelines (Guidelines for Control of Cosmetic Products in Malaysia) will replace the previous 2017 version and take effect on Aug. 1, 2022. After the date, CNH shall comply with all provisions in the Guidelines.
The main amendments are
1) Adding product examples classified as cosmetics and not classified as cosmetics, requirements for product complaints, as well as 3 guidance for hand sanitizers, antibacterial hygiene products, and product reporting and recall;
2) Revising and clarifying requirements for cosmetic notification, GMP inspection, GMP certificate, as well as cosmetic naming, labeling, claiming, and advertising.