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Korea to Supplement Provision for Customized Cosmetic Sale Business

  •   21 Aug 2018
  •    Hedy He
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    On Aug 6, 2018, Korean MFDS released an announcement detailing the proposed amendment of "Enforcement Rules of the Cosmetics Act" to supplement provisions for customized cosmetic sale business

    Public consultation will last until Sep 17, 2018. Groups, legal persons or individuals can enter "Comprehensive Lawmaking System" (http://opinion.lawmaking.go.kr) to submit your suggestions online. The main amendments are as follows:

    1. Clarify cosmetic business type and scope

    On Mar 13, 2018, Korea released the amendments to Cosmetics Act, which reclassifies cosmetic business into three categories, cosmetic manufacturing business, cosmetic responsible sale business and customized cosmetic sale business. Enforcement Rules of the Cosmetics Act will clarify the specific types and scope of these businesses, as well as the registration matters for each business.

    1. Scope of financial punishments to newly include customized cosmetic sales businesses

    Customized cosmetic sales business and functional cosmetics business will be subject to fines if they do not apply for competent authority's evaluation, fail to fulfill the obligations of operators, or do not report the actual manufacture or import records or ingredient list of cosmetics.

    1. Sensitive information and identification information administrative stipulations to expand to include customized cosmetic sales business

    Customized cosmetic sale business was newly established in Korean Cosmetics Act released on March 13, 2018. The regulations related to customized cosmetics will come into effect on March 14, 2020. Now Korea plans to issue a series of provisions to support and regulate customized cosmetics industry. The era of customized cosmetics in South Korea is beginning to take shape.

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