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  • 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...  
  • 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...
  • Significant Events in India’s Ban on Animal Testing

      ChemLinked Exclusive   28 May 2014   Daisy Suo

    India is celebrating an epoch in its legislative and regulatory history. After years of debate the final implementation of the amendment to the “Drugs and Cosmetics Rules” completely bans the use of domestic animal...
  • India to Follow EU Lead and Ban Domestic Animal Testing for Cosmetics

      Editorial   8 Jul 2013   Paul O Brien

    In a meeting on the 28th of June in New Delhi, India, attended by top ranking government officials and the country’s Drug Controller General (DCGI), it was announced that India plans to ban domestic animal testing of cosmetics.