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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...
China Children Cosmetics Regulations
Sep 08, 2016
In China Children cosmetics refer to cosmetics produced specifically for children from age 0-12 years old (including infants). The majority of children cosmetics are classified as non-special use cosmetics except for sunscreens which are special use cosmetics. Some functional products such as whitening products, hair dyes are usually not approved as children cosmetics...
China Cosmetics Market Entry Walkthrough: CIQ Inspections and Custom Clearance
Aug 05, 2016
After getting approval from CFDA, companies can begin to export cosmetics to China. Before goods reach their destination port and undergo inspection by Chinese Customs, they shall appoint an agent in China to file a record with the provincial Inspection and Quarantine Bureau (CIQ) at the destination port, submitting the certificate/license granted by CFDA simultaneously. When goods arrive, activities such as on-site examination of labels and packaging, sampling inspection and testing will be conducted by CIQ. Qualified products will obtain a CIQ certificate. Customs clearance is also a mandatory requirement...
Whitening products regulatory status in Chinese Mainland, China Taiwan, Korea and Japan
Aug 02, 2016
Whitening products with active whitening ingredients were classified as special use cosmetics since December 2013, which require registration with CFDA. Certain categories of whitening products are defined under Chinese regulations as "products which make people look white by physical covering". Although they are regulated as special-use cosmetics these whitening products (in contrast to whitening products which alter the actual appearance of the skin) are subject to more relaxed registration requirements and shorter duration...
Safety and Technical Standards for Cosmetics 2015
Jul 27, 2016
Safety and Technical Standards for Cosmetics 2015 is the overarching technical standards used for regulation of cosmetics in China. It specifies the general safety standards, defining prohibited/restricted/permitted ingredients and setting testing methods for manufactured and operated in the China (except those only for sale abroad)...
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