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Taiwan Implements Three New Cosmetic Regulatory Systems in July

In line with the Cosmetic Hygiene and Safety Act, Taiwan has implemented three new cosmetic regulatory systems from July 1, 2021. The highlights are as follows:

  • General cosmetics are subject to notification;

  • New labeling requirements for cosmetic packaging, containers, labels, or directions are implemented;

  • Unmedicated toothpaste and mouthwash are classified as general cosmetics.

1. Notification of General Cosmetics

Since July 1, 2021, manufacturers and importers shall notify general cosmetics (except solid handmade soaps produced by cosmetic manufacturing sites where are exempt from factory registration) with TFDA prior to placing them on the market. The notification is conducted via an online system at https://cos.fda.gov.tw/TCAL/. Applicants shall first contact TFDA to obtain an account and password for the system and then proceed with the notification. After the notification information is filled out and the notification fee (600 TWD) is paid, the notification is deemed as completed. 

Notification information

  • Notification number of products

  • Chinese and English names of product. No need to notify the English name of domestic product

  • Category and usage of products

  • Type of products. Model number and color code for series products

  • Dosage of products

  • Precautions of products

  • Names, addresses and telephone number of the manufacturer or importer of products

  • Names, addresses nationalities of the premises where products manufactured and other criteria conforming to cosmetics Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)

  • Full components of products. Weight or capacity percentage identifying its content inclusion if the limitation of usage set forth by the central competent authorities

  • Other relevant descriptions

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