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Taiwan Bans Barium Salts and Tightens Cadmium Content Restrictions in Cosmetic Products

Photo: Cosmetics
Photo: Cosmetics

Following publication of draft regulation No. 1061606708 on September 28, 2017, the Taiwan Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) published official notice no. 1071601490, banning the manufacture, importation, sale and distribution of cosmetics containing barium salts, except barium sulfate, barium sulfide, infusible salts for colorants, lakes and pigments. The ban will be effective from September 1, 2018.

At the same time, the technically unavoidable limit of Cadmium is lowered from 20ppm to 5ppm as amended in official notice no. 1071601133, the new limit has been in force since March 28, 2018.

These two amendments have been incorporated into the List of prohibited substances in cosmetic products (March 28, 2018 version).

Notice No.Substance NameRequirementImplementation Date
1071601490Barium salts, except barium sulfate, barium sulfide, infusible salts for colorants, lakes and pigmentsProhibitedSeptember 1, 2018
1071601133CadmiumShall not exceed 5ppm in cosmetic productsMarch 28, 2018

Source:
1. List of prohibition of substances in cosmetics products, version 2018/3/29 [1]
2. Notice No. 1071601490 [2]
3. Notice No. 1071601133 [3]

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