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  • Nurmia Agustina

    4 Pitfalls of the Indonesian Cosmetic Market

     9 Aug 2018  Market  32

    As the 4th largest nation in terms of population and boasting a rapidly expanding middle class, Indonesia undoubtedly offers lucrative investment potentials for the global cosmetic sector...
  • Nurmia Agustina

    What You Need to Know about Compulsory Halal Certification in Indonesia

     11 May 2018  Regulation  430

    Effective from October 11, 2017, the Religious Affairs Ministry (MORA) has founded the Halal Products Certification Agency or Halal Product Assurance Implementing Board (BPJPH) as the sole halal certification body – three years...
  • Josephine Zhou

    Halal Cosmetics Market Rapid Growth Requires Further Regulatory Development

     6 Mar 2018  Market  534

    Halal cosmetics are a rapidly developing niche of the halal and mainstream market. The 100% natural ingredients commitment of halal products also attracts many non-Muslims. The increased popularity of these products requires...
  • Josephine Zhou

    [Conference Exclusive] 2017 China Cosmetic Market Data Analysis and Predictions

     6 Mar 2018  Market  447

    During Sep. 19th -22nd 2017, the China Association of Fragrance Flavor and Cosmetic Industries (CAFFCI) held its annual conference during which market, regulatory trends and forecasts were revealed. Cosmetic sale growth rate...
  • Giacomo Cirillo

    Current Trends in China's Male Cosmetics Market

     6 Mar 2018  Market  428

    Male Cosmetic is still an underdeveloped sector of China's cosmetic industry but there is huge room for future development. In this article we will talk about the characteristics of this market and provide a case study of...
  • Josephine Zhou

    Bright Prospects for International Cosmetic Enterprise in Vietnam

     6 Mar 2018  Market  336

    As an important emerging economy Vietnam is now being recognized as a destination offering great potential for investment. For the cosmetics industry one of the most enticing aspects of Vietnam's market is the significant growth...
  • Josephine Zhou

    Shanghai Measures to Reinforce Cosmetic Entrusted Manufacturing Quality Control

     4 Dec 2017  Regulation  1084

    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  Regulation  844

    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...
  • Danni Chen

    An Overview of Sunscreen Regulatory Requirements in China

     26 Sep 2017  Regulation  860

    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...
  • Angus Zheng

    Detailing Korean functional cosmetic registration

     14 Aug 2017  Regulation  2256

    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...

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