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  • Reclassification of Whitening Cosmetics: Golden Opportunity for Imported Whitening Cosmetics in Chinese Market

      Editorial   29 Jul 2014   Angelita Hu

    During recent post market supervision activities, the CFDA uncovered 6 kinds of acne treatment, whitening and freckle removing products containing prohibited substances. Under Chinese regulations whitening products are classified as special use...
  • China Ends Mandatory Animal Testing for Domestic Non-special Use Cosmetics from 30 Jun 2014

      Editorial   4 Jul 2014   Echo Cao

    From 30 Jun 2014 the cosmetics industry will no longer be a required to submit written dossier for registration of non-special use cosmetics produced in China. A new online registration will replace the previous version. From Jun 30th animal testing will also be...
  • CFDA Finalized the Inventory of Existing Cosmetic Ingredients in China (IECIC 2014)

      Official Release   2 Jul 2014   Echo Cao

    On 30 June 2014, CFDA announced the release of the final version of the much anticipated Inventory of Existing Cosmetic Ingredients in China (IECIC 2014), containing 8783 ingredients that have already been used in cosmetic in China. The inventory will serve...
  • China to Slash Cosmetics Sales Tax

      Industry News   1 Jul 2014   Daisy Suo

    China’s Ministry of Finance (MOF) is considering a revision of China’s cosmetic tax classification. Under the proposed revision cosmetics will be divided into general cosmetics and luxury cosmetics. The reform is expected to be implemented in the second...
  • CFDA Uncovers 6 Cosmetic Products Containing Prohibited Substances

      Others   25 Jun 2014   Echo Cao

    On 24 Jun 2014, CFDA released the result of a national random sampling campagin of cosmetics used in acne treatment, whitening and freckle-removing. 6 kinds of products were found to contain antibiotics (mainly metronidazole and chloramphenicol) that are...
  • Pilot New Online Filing System for Non-special Use Cosmetics Produced in China

      ChemLinked Exclusive   10 Jun 2014   Echo Cao

    Regulation of cosmetics in China has exhibited an overriding trend whereby there have been obvious reductions in pre-market regulatory requirements but far stricter post-market management. The trend is particularly...
  • Korea Increases Cosmetic Safety Requirements

      Official Release   6 Jun 2014   Daisy Suo

    The draft amendment to “Regulations on Safety Standards of Cosmetics”, which was open for public consultation between 13 Jan to 13 Mar, became effective on 30 May 2014. The regulations are applicable to cosmetics manufactured and marketed in Korea. The...
  • Japan Modifies Cosmetic Precautionary Labeling Standards

      Official Release   6 Jun 2014   Ruby Ni

    On May 30, 2014, the Association of Japanese Cosmetics Industries (AJCI) made an announcement on the Modifications of Usage Standards of Precautions for Cosmetics, requiring member companies of AJCI to modify the precautions for use on cosmetic packages or...
  • China Drafts a Revised List of 8203 Existing Cosmetic Ingredients (IECIC 2014)

      Official Release   4 Jun 2014   Ruby Ni

    On May 30, 2014, CFDA opened for the second phase of public consultation on the Inventory of Existing Cosmetic Ingredients in China (IECIC 2014). The revised list includes 8203 cosmetic ingredients that have already been used in approved cosmetic products...
  • Significant Events in India’s Ban on Animal Testing

      ChemLinked Exclusive   28 May 2014   Daisy Suo

    India is celebrating an epoch in its legislative and regulatory history. After years of debate the final implementation of the amendment to the “Drugs and Cosmetics Rules” completely bans the use of domestic animal...

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