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  • India Consults on the Draft Cosmetics Rules 2018

      Official Release   25 Dec 2018   Winnie Xu

    On Nov. 29, India Ministry of Health and Family Welfare issued a draft cosmetics regulation—Cosmetics Rules 2018 which consists of 71 rules, 13 schedules and 24 appended forms for public consultation until Jan. 13, 2019...
  • China and India Cut Tariffs on Imported Cosmetics amid Trade War with US

      Official Release   27 Jul 2018   Winnie Xu

    Since July 1st, China has lowered import tariffs on 19 cosmetic products and India has lowered import tariffs on 26 cosmetic items. The tariffs concessions were made as part of the Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA)...
  • China Cruelty Free Cosmetics: An Interview With Cruelty Free International

      ChemLinked Exclusive   17 Jul 2018   Paul O Brien

    Cruelty free is a both a hugely contentious and polarizing issue for the global cosmetics industry. Despite global trends towards cruelty free best exemplified by the blanket bans on animal testing of cosmetics imposed in Europe and India, China has...
  • India Lowers Tax Rate to 18% on 7 Types of Cosmetics

      ChemLinked Exclusive   12 Dec 2017   Jo Zhou

    In India, 178 kinds of products will now be subject to a reduced GTS tax rate (28% to 18%). 7 types of cosmetics are included...  
  • India Amended Cosmetic Manufacture and Sale License Validity and Verification

      Official Release   6 Dec 2017   Jo Zhou

    India has amended the "Drugs and Cosmetics Rules 1945" that stipulated the validity provisions for drugs and cosmetics manufacturing license and relevant manufacturing premises inspection measures. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of India amended the...
  • Cosmetic Packaging in Asia: A Brief Overview of Markets and Regulation

      Editorial   25 Jul 2017   Jo Zhou

    According to data from transparency market research, the cosmetic packaging market will be valued at 330 billion dollars by 2024. The Asian market will be the major contributor. Some Asian countries especially China issued specific standards for cosmetic...
  • India Encourages Use of Non-animal Alternative Tests

      Official Release   27 Dec 2016   Angelita Hu

    Recently India Ministry of Health & Family Welfare published the notice regarding partial amendment to “Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945”. The amendments are relating to animal toxicity studies and encourage...
  • Cosmetic Registration in India Goes Online

      Official Release   2 Jun 2016   Melody Shen

    From 6 June 2016 cosmetic registration in India must be submitted online. On 30 May India Central Drug Standard Control Organization (CDACO) announced that from 06 June the registration for cosmetics have to be...
  • Indian National Green Tribunal Seeks Ban on the Use of Microbeads

      Others   6 Apr 2016   Albert Lee

    The National Green Tribunal is a specialized body to handle environment disputes involving multidisciplinary issues in India. It was established under the National Green Tribunal Act 2010 on Oct. 18th 2010. Recently, the National Green Tribunal issued notices to...
  • India Clarifies Cosmetic Importation and Registration Guidelines

      Official Release   21 Oct 2015   Albert Lee

    India’s Central Drugs Standard Control Organization just published a clarification of the cosmetic importation and registration guidelines on its official website. Clarifications specifically relate to topics like cruelty-free, certificate of Free Sale (CFS),...

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