TFDA conducted sample inspections of marketed cosmetics. 20 unregistered medicated cosmetics and 20 imported cosmetics without approval were discovered. Severe punishments were handed out.
According to the “Statute for Control of Cosmetic Hygiene (2002)”, anyone who sells/distributes unregistered medicated cosmetics would be subject to 1 year term of detention and imprisonment and/or fined up to TWD 100,000,000, and the products would be destroyed immediately. Those found guilty of importing products without approval are subject to no more than 10 years term of imprisonment and/or fined no more than TWD 100,000,000.