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Live Stream: Impact of COVID-19 on the Cosmetic Industry in China, South Korea, Japan and Italy

Bi Bo, Hedy He, Mike Sohn, Robert McGuinness
Tuesday , 24th Mar 2020

The COVID-19 outbreak has morphed into a global pandemic and is having significant impacts on multiple sectors of the economy, including beauty, food, retail, entertainment, manufacturing, and tourism. China suffered first, followed by South Korea, Japan and Italy. The global cosmetic sector is reeling, almost all links in the supply chain and associated value chain have been heavily disrupted. Cosmetic enterprises are facing major supply and demand-side pressures. It is anticipated that some smaller enterprises will not be able to buffer the economic impact.

In this webinar, ChemLinked research analysts and technical experts will provide insights on how COVID-19 impacts the beauty market in China, South Korea, Japan and Italy, to help international enterprises to better determine risks to your organizations and make vital business decisions, as well as find opportunities in the current market crisis.

The first part of the webinar will focus on simple presentations of the status quo, while the second part will be a panel discussion in which we will deal with the questions posed by our webinar attendees.

*To have a better chance of your questions being addressed during the webinar, you’re welcome to email us the questions before the webinar. 


1. COVID-19 Impacts on China’s Beauty Industry

  • Regulation 

    1. Delay of the CSAR
    2. Non-SUC Filing Documents Submission
    3. Custom Clearance

  • Market

    1. Supply Chain

    2. Influence on Different Categories

    3. Industry Trends after the End of COVID-19

2. How COVID-19 Influenced K-Beauty in 2020

  • How is the global pandemic affecting the cosmetic industry in 2020?

  • What has changed? Consumers, exports, and trends.

  • Long-term impact and how will South Korean enterprises cope?

  • K-Beauty market performance in 2019 and projections for 2020

3. COVID-19 Impacts on Japan’s Beauty Industry

4. Connect with REACH24H EU Representative in Italy

5. Panel Discussion (10 mins)

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  • REACH24H EU Representative
    Bi Bo is based in Italy. For years she has been working for providing global regulatory compliance services for chemical, cosmetic and biocide. She also oversees developing new international markets, maintaining and developing key partners and organizing events.
  • ChemLinked Regulatory Analyst
    Hedy is an experienced cosmetic regulatory analyst in the ChemLinked team. She focuses on tracking, analyzing, and interpreting the latest cosmetic regulatory and market changes in China, Indonesia, Vietnam, and the rest of the Asia Pacific area. With an in-depth understanding of cosmetics regulations, she attended various industry conferences and presented several speeches in multiple industry conferences such as In-cosmetics Asia and often been interviewed by well-known cosmetics industry media. Area of expertise: China cosmetic import compliance, pre-market approval procedures, animal testing, Indonesia cosmetics halal certification, and Vietnam cosmetics compliance.
  • General Manager at REACH24H KOREA
    Mike is a South Korea market access expert with comprehensive knowledge of South Korea trade policy, laws and regulations in Cosmetic/ Chemical/ Food sectors. He had been a researcher in Korea Cosmetic Industry Institute (KCII), an overseas marketer in Won Tech, an RA at Daewoong Pharmaceuticals and worked at Histogenetics. He has been invited as the key speaker for more than 50 times all over the globe. He is acknowledged as a PR Agent of K-Beauty.
  • Knect Japan CEO and Founder
    Robert is the CEO and founder of Knect Japan and also a keynote speaker at beauty trade shows around the world. His broad experience in Japanese beauty and personal care industry and knowledge in cosmetic imports has afforded him unique insights into key areas, including distribution, sale and branding.