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Japan Notifies the Partial Revision of Standards for Cosmetics to the WTO

  •   10 Jan 2019
  •    Winnie Xu
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    As revealed by ChemLinked’s previous report, Japan Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) revised the positive list in the Standards for Cosmetics with the addition of a new UV absorber and its maximum limit.

    On Dec. 10, 2018, Japan MHLW notified the revision (G/TBT/N/JPN/615) to the WTO Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee for trading partners’ comments until Feb. 7, 2019. The effective date of the notified content is scheduled for mid-March 2019.

    Details of the addition in the Appendix are listed below:

    Ingredient nameMaximum amount (g) of ingredient per 100g
    Cosmetics not used for mucosa and to be washed awayCosmetics not used for mucosa and not to be washed awayCosmetics that may be used for mucosa
    2-Methylphenyl 4-methoxycinnamate10.010.0 

    ※Blank indicates that it is prohibited to be used.

    TBT Committee

    It refers to a unique multilateral forum aiming to create a predictable trading environment and facilitate trade via WTO members’ discussion of regulations, standards, testing and certification procedures affecting trade. Notifications from member countries are one of the main mechanisms guiding its work.

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