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  • Angus Zheng

    Detailing Korean functional cosmetic registration

     14 Aug 2017  Regulation  3279

    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...
  • Giacomo Cirillo

    Overview on Regulations on Animal testing for Cosmetics

     10 Aug 2017  Regulation  1549

    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  Regulation  2160

    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  Regulation  1663

    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  Regulation  1955

    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  Regulation  2341

    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...
  • Eliza Li

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

     21 Oct 2016  Regulation  1812

    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  Regulation  12034

    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  Regulation  2177

    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  Regulation  2302

    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...