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China to Slash Cosmetics Sales Tax
Jul 01, 2014
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 half of 2014.
CFDA Uncovers 6 Cosmetic Products Containing Prohibited Substances
Jun 25, 2014
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 prohibited according to the Hygienic Standard for Cosmetics 2007.
Pilot New Online Filing System for Non-special Use Cosmetics Produced in China
Jun 10, 2014
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 obvious for domestically made non-special use cosmetics (Non-SUC). The CFDA has dramatically changed their approval requirements
Korea Increases Cosmetic Safety Requirements
Jun 06, 2014
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 most significant amendments are below:
Japan Modifies Cosmetic Precautionary Labeling Standards
Jun 06, 2014
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 containers.
China Drafts a Revised List of 8203 Existing Cosmetic Ingredients (IECIC 2014)
Jun 04, 2014
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 in China compared to the initial consolidated list of 8641 in January this year. The revision also excluded 3382 ingredients to the list.
Significant Events in India’s Ban on Animal Testing
May 28, 2014
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 testing of cosmetics products.
Taiwan Updates Cosmetics Standard List of Preservatives In Cosmetics
May 16, 2014
On 15 May 2014, "Taiwan Food and Drug Administration" (TFDA) promulgated the revised Standard List of Application and Maximum Levels of Preservatives in Cosmetics with immediate effect.
India to Ban Animal Testing on Imported Cosmetics
May 09, 2014
The Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has introduced a draft notification to ban the import of cosmetics tested on animals abroad. After implementation of this new legislation India will become Asia’s first cruelty-free country.
2014’s Cosmetics Market Consumer Trends
May 09, 2014
Despite the global financial turmoil of the past few years, the skin care & cosmetic products sector has achieved remarkable success compared to other industrial sectors. In recent years major changes have emerged in the beauty industry particularly in consumer purchasing behaviors and distributor and sale agent business models.
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