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Taiwan to Abolish Regulations about New Compounds in Medicated Cosmetics and New Whitening Ingredients

  •   5 Nov 2019
  •    Angelita Hu
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    Takehome:
    Taiwan Food and Drug Administration has opened public consultation until Dec 31, 2019 on the proposed abolition of the following two regulations:

    • Technical basic data sheet on the application of new compounds in medicated cosmetics
    • Provision on Management of New Whitening Ingredients Usage

    The Technical basic data sheet on the application of new compounds in medicated cosmetics defines the information required during application for new compounds in medicated cosmetics and encourages the use of alternatives to animal testing for cosmetic safety testing. The Provision on Management of New Whitening Ingredients Usage stipulates that for new whitening ingredients already permitted for use in EU, USA or Japan, applicants are allowed to do registration based on the permitted limit of the above country/region but in such cases the local approval documents shall be submitted simultaneously.

    The abolition has been proposed to remove overlap with Regulations for Issuance of Permit License of Specific Purpose Cosmetics (Click to see the translation), which was implemented on July 1 2019. The Technical basic data sheet is the annex of the Regulations. Contents related to the Provision on Management of New Whitening Ingredients Usage can be found in Article 10 and 11.

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