Expert Article

  • Josephine Zhou

    Shanghai Measures to Reinforce Cosmetic Entrusted Manufacturing Quality Control

     4 Dec 2017

    Takehome: Shanghai released measures to manage the action of entrusted manufacturing of cosmetics. Foreign or domestic enterprises who entrust local manufacturers to produce cosmetics should ensure safety, quality and responsible...
  • Eliza Li

    Best Practice for Exporting Non-Special Cosmetics to China

     1 Nov 2017

    ABSTRACT: This article offers an overview on the new cosmetic importation system operating in Shanghai China dubbed the “Pudong Trial”. The article offers readers an overview of critical issues pertaining to the pilot program....
  • Danni Chen

    An Overview of Sunscreen Regulatory Requirements in China

     26 Sep 2017

    Takehome: CFDA published a new regulation for the labelling of SPF and PFA on sun protection products in June 2016; post-market inspection on sunscreen products grows st
  • Angus Zheng

    Detailing Korean functional cosmetic registration

     14 Aug 2017

    Defining a Functional cosmetic in Korea Before May 30th 2017 functional cosmetics in Korea only referred to whitening products, anti-wrinkle products and sunscreen products. However, afterwards, MFDS expanded the scope of...
  • Giacomo Cirillo

    Overview on Regulations on Animal testing for Cosmetics

     10 Aug 2017

    In this article we will talk about animal testing for cosmetic products in general, its legal status in various countries and how can companies with a “cruelty free” profile export their products to China avoiding this practice. 
  • Josephine Zhou

    Detailing Standards of Cosmetic Packaging in China

     25 Jul 2017

    Stakeholders who plan to export cosmetics to China should pay more attention to cosmetic packaging and learn Chinese regulations. China issued one “Requirements of packaging appearance for cosmetic products” and one “Requirements...
  • Josephine Zhou

    Titanium Dioxide Classified as Potential Class 2 Carcinogen in Europe? The Future for Chinese Cosmetics Regulations

     19 Jul 2017

    The European risk committee of European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has proposed that Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) be classified as a class 2 carcinogen. Although it is still in the proposal stage, this potential classification will have...
  • Angelita Hu

    Changes in Cross Border E-commerce (CBEC) Policy in 2016

     23 Jan 2017

    2016 witnessed an array of cross border e-commerce (CBEC) policy changes. New taxation policy: Since April 8 2016, China implemented a new tax system for CBEC commodities. The new tax system was formulated based on the limits on...
  • Nurmia Agustina

    Indonesian Halal Certification

     10 Nov 2016

    Halal Certificate MUI Halal certificate is a written fatwa/official statement from the Indonesian Ulama Council (Majelis Ulama Indonesia/MUI) which guarantees that the products are in accordance with the Islamic Syariat. MUI...
  • Eliza Li

    Regulating Oral Care Products in China: Current Status and Future Trends

     21 Oct 2016

    With a population of 1.35 billion and a rapidly expanding middle class, China is the world's fastest growing market for oral care products.  Continuing urbanization, as well as government and private efforts to promote good...