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Best Practice for Exporting Non-Special Cosmetics to China
Nov 01, 2017
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. Furthermore this article will highlight the status quo of cosmetic filing practices as well as a more in-depth analysis of pros and cons of the new trial system. Finally, tips will be included for exporters to help develop an efficient market entry strategy...
An Overview of Sunscreen Regulatory Requirements in China
Sep 26, 2017
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 stricter. The first major update to the regulation is that the SPF value on all sunscreens should be based on empirical measurement using Chinese national standards as the primary reference. To help industry avoid labelling compliance issues caused by experimental error CFDA issued a detailed calculation rule on SPF measurement...
Detailing Korean functional cosmetic registration
Aug 14, 2017
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 functional cosmetics and newly designated 5 types of quasi-drug as functional cosmetics. Currently, 9 types of cosmetics are defined as functional cosmetics as follows...
Overview on Regulations on Animal testing for Cosmetics
Aug 10, 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. Animal testing, that is to say the utilization of live animals for scientific purposes, used to be a practice initially confined to medical science, whose achievements would never be possible without it. In the first half of the twentieth century, some accidents with mascara and other unsafe maquillage pushed authorities to create a new institutional framework...
Detailing Standards of Cosmetic Packaging in China
Jul 25, 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 of restricting excessive package – foods and cosmetics" to regulate cosmetic packaging in appearance, form, each component's standard, and restriction of package layers and interspace ratios. Compared with the other Asian countries, packaging requirements in China are more concrete, complicated and stricter. Here I attempt to clarify detailed requirements of cosmetic packaging in China...
Titanium Dioxide Classified as Potential Class 2 Carcinogen in Europe? The Future for Chinese Cosmetics Regulations
Jul 19, 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 a significant impact on worldwide cosmetic ingredient regulation. What is TiO2 & How is TiO2 used in cosmetics? Titanium dioxide is a naturally occurring mineral that is mined from the earth then further processed and purified for use in consumer products. Also known as titanium (IV) oxide or titania...
Changes in Cross Border E-commerce (CBEC) Policy in 2016
Jan 23, 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 the permitted total value of individual consumer transactions and the aggregated annual purchasing total for all goods purchased via CBEC respectively...
Indonesian Halal Certification
Nov 10, 2016
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 Halal Certificate is a requirement for obtaining government endorsed halal certification and for usage of relevant labeling on the packaging of products...
Regulating Oral Care Products in China: Current Status and Future Trends
Oct 21, 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 hygiene in rural areas have boosted per capita consumption on dental products in China...
Korea Functional Cosmetics Regulations
Sep 21, 2016
Korea defines functional cosmetics as products that aid in brightening skin, improving wrinkles in skin, tanning skin gently or protecting skin from sun's ultraviolet radiation. Functional cosmetics are subject to more stringent evaluation than general cosmetics. Based on the definition three kinds of products are confirmed as functional cosmetics: anti-aging products, whitening products and sunscreens. All these three kinds of products are subject to the supervision of Korea Ministry of Food and Drug Safety. The manufacture and import shall strictly comply with related regulations...
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