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  • ASEAN Added New Standards for Cosmetics Ingredients in Lists (2016-2017)

      ChemLinked Exclusive   12 Jun 2017   Jo Zhou

    Take home:From 2016 to 2017, ASEAN continuingly revised cosmetic ingredients standards and added new ingredients requirements to each standard list. The majority of recent amendments are already in force, and the rest will be implemented on 30 Nov 2017...
  • Indonesia to Enhance Law Enforcement on Imported Cosmetics

      Others   5 Jan 2017   Angelita Hu

    Indonesia POM disclosed that in 2016 they found 9071 types of illegal imported cosmetics with a total value of more than 77.9 billion IDR. The illegal cosmetics included cosmetics containing hazardous...
  • ASEAN Updates Cosmetic Ingredient Technical Requirements

      Official Release   31 Aug 2016   Angelita Hu

    During ASEAN’s semi-annual meeting the ASEAN Cosmetic Committee proposed several changes to technical requirements for specific ingredients.
  • ASEAN Ban 3-Benzylidene Camphor and Add 9 Restricted Hair Dyes

      Official Release   7 Jun 2016   Angelita Hu

    During the 23rd ACC Meeting and its related events, several amendments to ACD technical documents were proposed and passed. Corresponding grace periods for different countries were simultaneously...
  • Indonesia Releases Guidelines for Control of Cosmetics Advertising

      Official Release   6 Apr 2016   Angelita Hu

    To protect the public from misleading and disingenuous advertisements, Indonesia BPOM released “Technical Guidelines for the Control of Cosmetics Advertising” to standardize the...
  • Indonesia to Require Halal Certification on Products’ Labels

      Others   14 Mar 2016   Albert Lee

    Indonesia is planning to require halal certification on products’ labels on the basis of Halal Product Assurance Law. A new official authority “Badan Penyelenggara Jaminan Produk Halal” (BPJPH: Halal Product Guarantee Agency) will issue these halal certificates. 
  • ASEAN Bans Five Parabens in Cosmetics

      Official Release   3 Aug 2015   Angelita Hu

    Since August 1 2015, products containing any of the above parabens are banned in ASEAN except for Thailand and Philippines where the grace period for existing products in the market is until until 31 Dec 2015 .
  • ASEAN Revises Sunscreen Labelling Guideline

      ChemLinked Exclusive   20 Jan 2015   Ben Teoh

    During the 21st meeting of the ASEAN Cosmetics Committee and ASEAN Cosmetics Scientific Body, the ASEAN Sunscreen Labelling Guideline was heatedly discussed by the representatives from all the member states of ASEAN, the ASEAN Secretariat...
  • ASEAN Cosmetics Directory Further Aligns With EU Regulations

      ChemLinked Exclusive   20 Jan 2015   Ben Teoh

    The ASEAN Cosmetics Committee and ASEAN Cosmetics Scientific Body reviewed and implemented a series of EU regulations at their 21st meeting. Several EU regulations were entered into the ASEAN Cosmetics Directory (ACD).

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