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Taiwan FDA Specifies Special-Use Cosmetics Category

Taiwan special use cosmetics are specified as sunscreen, hair dyes, hair perms, deodorants, teeth whitening and other cosmetics stipulated by TFDA. Cosmetics Border inspection mainly focus on products’ category, packaging, labels, etc...
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  • Taiwan special use cosmetics are specified as sunscreen, hair dyes, hair perms, deodorants, teeth whitening and other cosmetics stipulated by TFDA.
  • Cosmetics Border inspection mainly focus on products’ category, packaging, labels, etc.
On Dec 6, 2018, Taiwan FDA released 3 draft regulations namely 1) Administrative Measures for Special-Use Cosmetics Certificate Issuance 2) Administrative Measures for Cosmetics Border Inspection 3) Administrative Measures for Cosmetics Certificate Issuance. Public consultation will last until Feb 11, 2019. Any suggestions can be submitted on Taiwan Public Policy Participation Platform.

1. Administrative Measures for Special-Use Cosmetics Certificate Issuance

Cosmetic Hygiene Safety Administration Act released on May 2, 2018 re-classified cosmetics as general cosmetics and special-use cosmetics. This Measure specifies the scope of special-use cosmetics as sunscreen, hair dyes, hair perms, deodorants, teeth whitening and other cosmetics stipulated by TFDA. It also stipulates that within a 5-year grace period after the implementation of Cosmetic Hygiene Safety Administration Act, special-use cosmetics must be registered with TFDA prior to importation or manufacture (Click here to see conditions of registration exemption).

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