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  • Malaysia Abolishes Goods and Services Tax

      Official Release   19 Jun 2018   Hedy He

    Goods and Services tax rate in Malaysia has officially dropped from 6% to 0% since June 1, 2018. The measures are applicable to local and imported goods and services, but do not cover goods and services that have been exempted from...
  • Malaysia Detailed Information about Amended Requirements on Part of Cosmetic Ingredients

      Official Release   6 Mar 2018   Jo Zhou

    Malaysia revised cosmetic ingredients requirements listed in Annexes of Guidelines for Control of Cosmetic Products in Malaysia. NPRA detailed information about how to deal with these amendments. Annex 2 List of Prohibited Substances...
  • Malaysia Outlines Cosmetic Prohibited Product Names

      Official Release   18 Jan 2018   Jo Zhou

    The NPRA prohibits cosmetics to use the same or similar names as previously revoked/banned products when applying for notification...
  • [Market Analysis] Halal Cosmetics Market Rapid Growth Requires Further Regulatory Development

      ChemLinked Exclusive   9 Nov 2017   Jo Zhou

    Halal cosmetics are a rapidly developing niche of the halal and mainstream market. The 100% natural ingredients commitment of halal products also attracts many non-Muslims. The increased popularity of these products requires development of a regulatory and certification system...
  • ASEAN Explains Revision of Cosmetic Directive

      ChemLinked Exclusive   18 Aug 2017   Jo Zhou

    Apart from amendments of ingredients requirements on 26th ACSB (see news on CL), ASEAN Cosmetic Committee also discussed further revision of the ASEAN Cosmetic Directive during a recent meeting. Methylisothiazonlinone (M1 or MIT) in Rinse-off product,...
  • 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...
  • ASEAN Revises and Supplements Cosmetic Ingredient Standards (2017-2018)

      ChemLinked Exclusive   6 Jul 2017   Jo Zhou

    ASEAN held the 26th ACSB Meeting during which it revised cosmetic ingredients requirements, shortly after ASEAN released the last revision list a month ago (see news: ASEAN Added New Standards for Cosmetics Ingredients in Lists (2016-2017) on CL). ASEAN...
  • 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...
  • Malaysia Repeals Notification of Cosmetics Containing Hydorquinone, Tretinoin and Mercury

      Official Release   25 Apr 2017   Jo Zhou

    Malaysia urgently repealed notification of cosmetics products containing Hydorquinone, Tretinoin and Mercury. Retailers or distributors of these cosmetics are subject to fines of up to RM25, 000 or could face imprisonment. As an ASEAN member...
  • Collection: Malaysia Recent Updates for Overarching Regulation

      Editorial   22 Mar 2017   Jo Zhou

    Malaysia revised its overarching regulations controlling cosmetics issues such as notifications, inspection and post-market surveillance. Chemlinked follow the latest updates, and post them on the website. Here provides a collection of all information...