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Pudong Streamlines Requirements for Importing Non-Special-Purpose Cosmetics

24 Feb 2017

The China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) and the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) have jointly issued a circular on pilot measures concerning the r...Read More

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Views Sought on Rules for Naming OTC Chinese Medicines

24 Jan 2017

A draft for soliciting opinions of proposed naming rules for generic Chinese medicines recently issued by the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) has aroused much concern among industry players....Read More

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Argentina Bans Antibacterial Agents in Personal Care and Cosmetic Products

6 Jan 2017

Argentinean authorities have banned through Disposition 13832/2016 the use of the following substances in antibacterial products registered in Argentina as personal care, cosmetic and/or perfume produ...Read More

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Chile Adopts Restrictions on Antibacterial Agents in Cosmetic Products

4 Nov 2016

Chilean authorities have adopted the following maximum limits on the antibacterial agents triclosan and triclocarban in rinse-off cosmetic products: 0.2 percent triclosan in mouthwashes, 0.3 percent t...Read More

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Cosmetics Law Amendments to Affect Dandruff Hair Products and a Variety of Cosmetics and Personal Care Products

14 Oct 2016

The European Commission has published two texts, one in draft form and the other adopted, each of which has as its aim the amendment of the EU’s framework Regulation on Cosmetic Products (Regulation 1...Read More

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FDA Bans Sale of Antibacterial Hand and Body Washes

23 Sept 2016

Companies will no longer be able to market over-the-counter consumer antiseptic products intended for use with water (i.e., hand washes and body washes) that contain one or more of 19 specific active ...Read More

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U.S. Targets Imports of Certain Cannabinoids and Opioids

23 Sept 2016

The Drug Enforcement Administration has issued a final rule that permanently places the following substances, including their salts, isomers and salts of isomers whenever their existence is possible, ...Read More

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EC Amends the Restriction Limit on Ethyl Lauroyl Arginate HCl

21 Sept 2016

The European Commission published Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/1121 on July 11, 2016 amending Annex V of Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009. The entry for Ethyl Lauroyl Arginate HCl as a preservative is...Read More

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Further Restriction on Methylisothiazolinone in Cosmetic Products is Implemented

21 Sept 2016

The European Commission published Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/1198 on July 22, 2016 for amending Annex V of Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009. Restrictions on the preservative, Methylisothiazolinone, ...Read More

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Regulations Adopted Amending Lists of Substances Allowed in Makeup Products, Mouthwashes and Sunscreens

19 Aug 2016

Hong Kong’s exporters of cosmetic products may be interested to know that the European Commission has recently adopted three Regulations applicable EU-wide, which amend the lists of substances the use...Read More

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European Commission Approves Zinc Oxide and Its Nano Form as Cosmetics Ingredients

20 June 2016

The European Commission has published a Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/621 on 21 April 2016 for amending Annex VI of Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009. An entry of requirement on Zinc Oxide and its nano ...Read More

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European Commission Approves Potassium Hydroxide in One More Cosmetics Product Type

20 June 2016

The European Commission has published a Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/622 on 21 April 2016 for amending Annex III of Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009. Potassium Hydroxide is allowed to be used in callo...Read More

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Health and Safety Requirements for E-Cigarettes Rolled out EU-Wide

10 June 2016

On 20 May 2016, all EU Member States were required to implement the EU’s Tobacco Products Directive (Directive 2014/40/EU). Its measures regulate the production and placing on the market of tobacco pr...Read More

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European Commission Regulates the Use of DEGEE in Cosmetic Products

6 May 2016

The European Commission has published a Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/314 on 4 March 2016 for amending Annex III of Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009. An entry of requirement on Diethylene Glycol Monoet...Read More

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Denmark Assesses Nano-Enabled Technologies in Cosmetics

15 April 2016

Hong Kong traders selling cosmetics may want to know that the Danish Environmental Protection Agency produced an assessment of nano-enabled technologies in cosmetics. The report, published on 16 Febru...Read More

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CFDA Halts Use of Cordyceps in Health Food Pilots

18 March 2016

The China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) recently issued a circular on halting the use of cordyceps in health food pilot projects....Read More

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Argentina Rescinds Regulation Requiring Verification of Mandatory Labelling Requirements

26 Feb 2016

The Argentinean government has rescinded an October 2015 regulation that established a new system to verify compliance with mandatory labelling requirements for food, beverages, cosmetics, personal ca...Read More

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U.S. Bans Plastic Microbeads from Cosmetics

8 Jan 2016

President Obama on 28 December 2015 signed into law legislation approved by Congress earlier that month to ban the manufacture and sale of rinse-off cosmetic products that contain intentionally-added ...Read More

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House Approves Bill to Ban Plastic Microbeads in Cosmetics

18 Dec 2015

In a move hailed by the American Chemistry Council, the House of Representative on 7 December approved legislation (H.R. 1321) to ban the manufacture and sale of rinse-off cosmetic products that conta...Read More

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House Committee Approves Bill to Ban Plastic Microbeads in Cosmetics

4 Dec 2015

The House Energy and Commerce Committee on 18 November approved an amended version of a bill (H.R. 1321) originally introduced by Rep. Frank Pallone (Democrat-New Jersey) that would ban the manufactur...Read More

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