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Korea to Establish a Cosmetic Safety and Technology Agency

  •   30 Aug 2018
  •    Hedy He
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    According to an announcement released by Korea Cosmetic Association on Aug 27, 2018, Korea'  s competent authority plans to modify part of the Cosmetics Act to establish a Cosmetic Safety and Technology Agency, in order to better manage and utilize cosmetic quality and safety information.

    The main responsibilities of the Cosmetic Safety and Technology Agency are as follows:

    1. Collection, analysis, evaluation, management, provision and investigation of information on cosmetics and cosmetic ingredients;

               a. Risk information about cosmetic safety and efficacy, including adverse reactions caused by the use of cosmetics;

               b. Cosmetic functional, quality and safety information, such as market trends, regulations, policies, export procedures, etc. in overseas exporting countries

    1. Technical development and support for cosmetics and cosmetic ingredients
    2. Technical support and consultation in cosmetics manufacture and quality control
    3. Exams, surveys, research, training and promotion required by the above three activities
    4. Other works designated by Korean MFDS.

    Cosmetic Safety and Technology Agency may request safety information from the following organizations or individuals when collecting or evaluating cosmetic safety information.

    1. Local government;
    2. Public organization;
    3. Research institute;
    4. Cosmetic manufacturer or distributor.

    The requirements for the organization and operation of the Cosmetics Safety and Technology Agency are designated by Prime Minister' s Decree. If you have any suggestions about the establishment of the new cosmetic agency, please send to hyoung@kcia.or.kr before August 31, 2018.

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