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Malaysia to Ban 3-Benzylidene Camphor from July 1 2016

  •   5 May 2016
  •    Angelita Hu
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    Key info:

    • Notified cosmetic products containing 3-benzylidene camphor circulating in the market are allowed to be sold until December 31 2016.
    • New products with notifications are prohibited starting July 1 2016.

    Malaysia National Pharmaceutical Control Bureau (NPCB) recently announced it will ban 3-benzylidene camphor from July 1 2016. Currently it is allowed to be used under the limit of 2.0%. The adjustment was made during the 23th Meeting of ASEAN Cosmetic Committee (ACC) which was held in Bangkok, Thailand on 26- 27 November 2015 to align with EU No.2015/1298.

    Notified cosmetic products containing the ingredient circulating in the market are allowed to be sold until December 31 2016. New products with notifications are prohibited starting from July 1 2016.

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