ASEAN or Association of South East Asian Nations is a political, economic and cultural organization operating by consensus among its member states. It includes ten countries of Southeast Asia: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
In 1998, ASEAN cosmetics regulators and industry representatives established a working group to address issues related to trade barriers for the cosmetics sector. As a result of this collaboration, ASEAN Cosmetic Directive (ACD) has been in force since January 1, 2008, which is based on the former European Union Directive 76/768/EEC and aims to harmonize requirements for cosmetic products.
Thus, there are many similarities between the EU Cosmetic Regulation and the ASEAN Cosmetic Directive, among them the definitions of a cosmetic product, the requirements for Product Information File and safety assessment. But there are also differences that should be taken into account before putting cosmetics on the ASEAN market.
All these knowledge will be detailed by Marie MAGNAN, from COSMED, during the webinar.