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China Simplifies Notification Document Requirements for Marketed Toothpastes
Sep 28, 2023
China issued an announcement regarding the implementation of toothpastes supervision regulations, and the simplification of notification document requirements for toothpastes already available in the market.
[Updated] A Recap of New Cosmetic Ingredients Notified in China from Q1 to Q3 2023
Sep 28, 2023
Characteristics of new cosmetic ingredients notified in China from Q1 to Q3 2023: 1) NCIs sources: chemical sources remain dominant; plant extracts are on the rise; 2) Use purpose: skin protectant, moisturizer and antioxidant account for more than half; 3) Notifiers: Chinese domestic enterprises account for 73.5%; 4) Future trends: the total number of NCI notifications is expected to grow, with a focus on ingredients that have already been allowed for use in cosmetics abroad.
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EU REACH to Restrict Intentionally-added Microplastics in Cosmetics
Sep 27, 2023
On September 27, 2023, EU introduced restrictions on microplastics that are intentionally added to products. For the cosmetic industry, transitional periods ranging from 4-12 years are granted.
[Updated] South Korea Revises Cosmetic Colorant Requirement
Sep 27, 2023
MFDS deletes the specified testing methods to allow companies to autonomously establish the testing methods for their product characteristics to help improve cosmetic R&D.
[Updated] EU SCCS Releases Final Opinion on Children’s Exposure to Methyl Salicylate
Sep 25, 2023
On September 22, 2023, SCCS released the finalized opinion on the use of Methyl Salicylate (CAS No. 119-36-8) in cosmetics intended for children. In compassion to the draft, the final opinion now includes the product category of hair conditioner in the safe use opinion for children aged 0.5-3 years.
China Allows the Use of Previously Obtained Submission Codes for Compound Ingredients
Sep 22, 2023
The Cosmetic Safety Information Submission Platform does not support applications for new submission codes for compound ingredients that do not have existing codes; During cosmetic product notification process, notifiers are allowed to fill in the previously obtained submission code for compound ingredients to associate ingredient safety information.
MoCRA Updates: US Consults on Electronic Portal and Paper Forms for Cosmetic Facility Registration and Product Listing
Sep 21, 2023
On September 18, 2023, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) unveiled its newly developed draft electronic submission portal (Cosmetics Direct), Paper Form FDA 5066-Registration of Cosmetic Product Facility and Paper Form FDA 5067-Cosmetic Product Listing for public consultation. The period for public consultation will last until October 18, 2023.
China Consults on the Safety and Technical Standards for Cleaning Products
Sep 20, 2023
On August 28, 2023, China notified WTO of a draft national standard titled Safety and Technical Standards for Cleaning Products. This mandatory standard is currently open for comments until October 27, 2023. Upon its approval, the existing standard GB/T 26396—2011 Technical Specification for Safety of Soaps and Detergents will be replaced. Stakeholders will be given a 12-month transitional period to ensure compliance with the new standard.
Comprehensive Guide to Cosmetic Notification Requirements for Market Entry in Vietnam
Sep 14, 2023
Under Vietnamese regulations, introducing cosmetics to the market requires prior notification to the authorities, which must be fulfilled for imported cosmetic products before the products cross the Customs Gate. Consequently, to allow sufficient time for the requisite cosmetic notification procedure, thorough preplanning is imperative for enterprises intending to launch new products.
South Korea to Manage Eyelash Perm Products as Cosmetics
Sep 12, 2023
Eyelash perm products are to be managed as cosmetics. Relevant regulations will be revised in H2.
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[Updated] China Implements Guidelines for Submitting Information through the Cosmetic Ingredient Safety Information Submission Platform
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[Updated] China Implements Technical Guidelines for Filling in and Submitting Cosmetic Formula
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