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  • 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...
  • Angelita Hu

    Korea Functional Cosmetics Regulations

     21 Sep 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...
  • Nina He

    China Children Cosmetics Regulations

     8 Sep 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...
  • Lemon Zhang

    China Cosmetics Market Entry Walkthrough: CIQ Inspections and Custom Clearance

     5 Aug 2016

    Take home 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...
  • Inna Fu

    Whitening products regulatory status in China, Taiwan, Korea and Japan

     2 Aug 2016

      China Taiwan Japan Korea Classification Special Use Cosmetics General Cosmetics (except products containing Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate) Quasi Drugs Functional Cosmetics Obligation Registration...
  • Angelita Hu

    Safety and Technical Standards for Cosmetics 2015

     27 Jul 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...

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