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Enforcement Rule of the Cosmetics Act (Ordinance of the Prime Minister No. 1887, Jun 22, 2023)

Enforcement Rule of the Cosmetics Act (Ordinance of the Prime Minister No. 1887, Jun 22, 2023)

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  • Translated By:ChemLinked
  • Release Date:Jun 22, 2023
    Implement Date:Jun 22, 2023
  • Pages:99
    Format:Electronic Edition (Adobe PDF)
  • Created On:Dec 01, 2023
    Last Updated On:Dec 01, 2023

Enforcement Rule of the Cosmetics Act is pursuant to South Korean overarching regulation Cosmetics Act and specifies detailed rules to regulate production and selling of cosmetics. It has been revised constantly in line with the revision of Cosmetics Act. This version was enforced on Apr.19, 2018.

In this rule, it clarifies:
1. the scope of functional cosmetics
2. how to register to manufacturer and sell functional cosmetics
3. how to register manufacturers and importers
4. manufacturing standard
5. rules to supervise cosmetics safety and quality
6. requirement for cosmetic containers and packaging
7. requirement for cosmetic advertisement
8. certification of natural and organic cosmetics

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Article 1: Purpose

Article 2: Scope of Functional Cosmetics

Article 2-2: Exceptions of Custom Cosmetics

Article 3: Registration, etc. of Manufacturing Business

Article 4: Registration, etc, of Responsible Cosmetic Distribution Business

Article 5: Registration of Changes in Cosmetic Manufacturing Business, etc.

Article 6: Standards, etc. for Facilities

Article 7: Standards for Quality Control of Cosmetics and other Related Matters

Article 8: Standards for Qualifications for Manufacture-Sales Manager, and

other Related Matters

Article 8-2: Filing Reports on Custom Cosmetic Sales Business

Article 8-3: Report of the Changes of Custom Cosmetic Sales Business

Article 8-4: Custom Cosmetic Sales Business Facility Standards

Article 8-5: Qualification Test for Custom Cosmetic Compounding Managers

Article 8-6: Application for the Issuance of Custom Cosmetic Compounding Manager Qualification Certificate

Article 8-7: Delegation of Testing Administration Agency

Article 9: Examination of Functional Cosmetics

Article 10: Functional Cosmetics, etc. Requiring the Submission of Report

Article 10-2: Labeling and Advertising of Cosmetics for Infants and Children

Article 10-3: Preparation and Keeping of Product Safety Materials

Article 10-4: Factual Survey

Article 10-5: Establishment of Risk Minimizing Plan

Article 11: Matters to be Observed by Cosmetic Manufacturer

Article 12: Matters to be Observed by Cosmetic Responsible Distributors

Article 12-2: Matters to be Observed by Custom Cosmetic Sellers

Article 13: Report of Production Result, etc. of Cosmetics

Article 14: Education of Responsible Distribution Manager

Article 14-2: Standards for Cosmetics Subject to Recall and Risk Grade, etc.

Article 14-3: Recall Plan, Recall Procedures, etc. of Hazardous Cosmetics

Article 14-4: Mitigation or Remission of Administrative Dispositions

Article 15: Report of Closure, etc. of Business

Article 16: Deleted

Article 17: Hazard Assessment of Raw Materials, etc. of Cosmetics

Article 17-2: Review on the Safety of Established and Publicly Notified Usage Standards for Raw Materials

Article 17-3: Application for Establishing and Amending the Usage Standard Of The Raw Materials

Article 18: Items Requiring Use of Safe Container, Packaging, and Standards therefor

Article 19: Marking, Labeling, etc. on Package of Cosmetics

Article 20: Marking of Price of Cosmetics

Article 21: Matters Requiring Attention in Marking and Labeling

Article 22: Scope, etc. of Labeling and Advertisements

Article 23: Subjects, etc. to prove Contents of Labeling and Advertisements

Article 23-2: Certification, etc. of Natural Cosmetics and Organic Cosmetics

Article 23-3: Designation of Certification Agency for Natural Cosmetics and Organic Cosmetics, etc.

Article 24: Qualifications, etc. of Relevant Public Officials

Article 25: Collection, etc.

Article 26: Monitoring of Sale of Cosmetics

Article 26-2 (Qualification of Consumer Watchdog for Cosmetics Safety Control) 

Article 27: Orders, etc. to Recall or Dispose

Article 28: Publication of Hazardous Cosmetics

Article 29: Standards for Administrative Disposition

Article 30: Procedures for Collection of Penalty Surcharges

Article 31: Re-issuance, etc. of Registration Certificates, etc.

Article 32: Fees

Article 33: Re-examination of Rule


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