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Taiwan Consults on Cosmetic Good Manufacturing Practice Regulations

  •   1 Apr 2019
  •    Hedy He
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    Takehome:
    • On Mar. 19, 2019, Taiwan released the draft Cosmetic Good Manufacturing Practice Regulations [1] detailing the requirements for cosmetic manufacturing sites’ personnel management, factory facilities and equipment, ingredients used, packaging materials, production process, products storage, quality control, etc.

    Cosmetic stakeholders with any suggestions or comments can send to us (cosmetic@chemlinked.com) before May 12, 2019. We will sort your suggestion, submit them to TFDA and forward their reply to you.

    Main Contents

    According to the amended draft “Cosmetic Hygiene Safety Administration Act” released in May 2018, cosmetics manufacturing sites shall comply with Good Manufacturing Practice of Cosmetics, and the central competent authority shall conduct on-site inspections. Manufacturers are required to build excellent quality control systems to stabilize product quality.

    The draft Cosmetic Good Manufacturing Practice Regulations stipulated the requirements for cosmetic manufacturing sites’:

    • Personnel management;
    • Facilities and equipment cleaning, disinfection and maintenance;
    • Ingredients used and packaging materials;
    • Production process;
    • Product storage and logistics;
    • Disposal of unqualified products and wastes;
    • Internal audit, etc.

    Implementation Date

    The draft Cosmetics Product Category that Should Comply with Good Manufacturing Practice [2] released on Feb. 23, 2019 stipulated the specific implementation date of the mandatory GMP for different cosmetic products.

    Cosmetic categoryImplementation date
    Specific purpose cosmeticsJul. 1, 2024
    General cosmetics used for infants, used around the eyes or mouthJul. 1, 2025
    General cosmetics (except for cosmetics used for infants, used around the eyes or mouth)Jul. 1, 2026
    Note: Hand-made soaps manufacturers exempted from factory registration do not need to comply with GMP.

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