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Japan Implements New Compliance Requirements for Depilatories
Jan 14, 2020
On Dec. 19, 2019, Japan Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) issued a notice updating compliance obligations for the stakeholders of quasi-drugs with depilation efficacy, in response to Japan National Consumer Affairs Center’s (NCAC) safety warning on the use of hair removal agents...
Japan Amends Quasi-drug Ingredients Standard 2006
Sep 26, 2019
On September 11th, Japan Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) issued a notice to amend the specifications of 48 ingredients in the Japanese Standards of Quasi-drug Ingredients 2006...
Global Beauty Giants Record Stellar Growth: 3 Trends Driving the Booming Cosmetics Sector
Aug 29, 2019
In late July and early August, a number of global beauty giants published their latest quarterly, semi-annual or annual financial reports...
Japan Puts Eyelash Beauty Liquid New Compliance Requirements
Aug 16, 2019
Market activities involving eyelash beauty liquid (“まつ毛美容液” in Japanese) in Japan will additionally require inclusion of usage precautions and implementation of a monitoring and adverse events reporting system...
Japan Cosmetic Regulatory Updates: January to July 2019
Aug 01, 2019
Japan made several amendments to its cosmetic’s regulatory framework in the first 7 months of 2019...
Japan Notifies the Partial Revision of Standards for Cosmetics to the WTO
Jan 10, 2019
On Dec. 10, 2018, Japan MHLW notified the revision (G/TBT/N/JPN/615) to the WTO Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee for trading partners’ comments until Feb. 7, 2019. The effective date of the notified content is scheduled for mid-March 2019...
Japan Updates the Positive List of Accredited Foreign Quasi Drug Manufacturers
Jan 04, 2019
On Dec. 12, Japan Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA) issued the appended list of “Accredited Foreign Manufacturers”, which is a list of all foreign manufacturers that have been accredited in Japan and includes 264 enterprises for quasi drugs...
Japan Consults on the Addition of a New UV Absorber in Standards for Cosmetics
Nov 08, 2018
On Nov. 1, Japan Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) issued an announcement to amend Appendix 4 in the Standards for Cosmetics with the addition of a new UV absorber and its maximum limit...
China Signs AEO Mutual Recognition Agreement with Japan
Nov 06, 2018
On Oct. 26, 2018, China GAC and Japan Customs bureau officially signed “Agreement on Mutual Recognition between Chinese Enterprise Credibility Management System and Japanese Authorized Economic Operator System”...
Japan Passes Bill to Reduce Microplastics in Cosmetics
Jul 30, 2018
Japan has adopted a bill to reduce microplastics (including microbeads and other tiny plastic particles) to control ocean pollution and protect the environment...
COVID-19 Impacting Implementation of Cosmetic Regulatory Reforms
How COVID-19 Is Affecting the Beauty Industry in China
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South Korea Clarifies Details of Packaging Material Grade Labeling
2019 Annual Summary of Imported Non-special Use Cosmetics Filing in China
Road to Ban Plastic Microbeads in the Asia Pacific Region
In a time of increasingly strong international concerns over environmental protection, there is a growing awareness that plastic microbeads are the main threats to the environment. Countries around the world are seeking to ban microbeads. Below are major advancements in the Asia-Pacific regions.
Ready to Roll? South Korean Custom Cosmetics Regulation Came into Force on Mar. 14, 2020
South Korean custom cosmetics regulation came into force on Mar. 14, 2020. The regulation details the custom cosmetics' definition, categories, requirements for business operators, contents of custom cosmetics compounding manager test, etc.
Monthly Digest Feature
ChemLinked rounded up the latest market and regulatory news in China’s cosmetic sector. Here is a collection of Monthly Digest.
2019 Top 10 Cosmetic Regulatory News in Asia Pacific Region
2019 has been quite a year for the cosmetic industry of Asia Pacific region. To recap the most important news of the year, we've put together a list of the Top 10 Cosmetic Regulatory News in Asia Pacific Region.
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