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 name||Maximum amount (g) of ingredient per 100g|
|Cosmetics not used for mucosa and to be washed away||Cosmetics not used for mucosa and not to be washed away||Cosmetics that may be used for mucosa|
※Blank indicates that it is prohibited to be used.
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