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Canada Amends Radiation Regulations for Dental Equipment

8 Dec 2017

The Canadian government has amended the current radiation regulations for X-ray dental equipment effective 15 May 2018 in an effort to strengthen radiation safety requirements - in alignment with Inte...Read More


Chile Extends Deadline to Comply with Restrictions on Antibacterial Agents in Cosmetic Products

8 Dec 2017

Chilean authorities have delayed until 12 October 2018 the entry into force of certain restrictions on the use of antibacterial agents in rinse-off cosmetic products....Read More


INDIA: Suppliers of Medical Devices and Pharmaceuticals Face Liability for Any Harm to Users

27 Nov 2017

Pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers in India may soon be liable to pay compensation should the use of their products cause harm to any user....Read More


New Guidelines for Evaluating Consistent Quality and Efficacy of Generic Drugs

27 Oct 2017

The China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) has issued guidelines relating to the evaluation of consistent quality and efficacy of generic drugs. The guidelines apply to domestically-produced and im...Read More


Andean Community Prohibits Anti-bacterial Soaps

27 Oct 2017

The Andean Community, which includes Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, recently adopted a regulation banning the use of anti-bacterial and anti-microbial agents in cosmetic and personal hygiene soa...Read More


INDONESIA: One-Stop Online Halal Certification Service Set for 2018 Launch

17 Oct 2017

Online halal certification will be on offer to producers of foodstuffs, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics following the early 2018 launch of a one-stop government-backed service portal....Read More


Inspection and Quarantine Required for Entry and Exit of Perfume and Floral Water

4 Oct 2017

Perfume and floral water are now subject to inspection by the entry-exit inspection and quarantine authorities....Read More


Shanghai Specifies Priority Approval Requirements for Class II Medical Devices

18 Sept 2017

New priority approval procedures for Class II medical devices – those whose use is deemed to require a degree of professional supervision – have been adopted in the Shanghai municipal area. Details of...Read More


Substantial Increase in Registration Fee for Medical Device Facilities

15 Sept 2017

The Food and Drug Administration has increased the fee for medical device facility registrations by 37 percent for fiscal year 2018....Read More


EU Adopts New Regulations on Cosmetics Aimed at Restricting Use of Fragrance Allergens and a Colorant

8 Sept 2017

On 3 and 4 August 2017, the European Commission published two new regulations, Commission Regulation 2017/1410 and Commission Regulation 2017/1413. Both are aimed at revising Regulation 1223/2009, whi...Read More


New Guidelines Set to Standardise Supervision and Spot Tests in Cosmetics Sector

29 Aug 2017

The supervision of the cosmetic sector, particularly with regard to the imposition of random spot checks, is to be standardised across the country. The new regulations were outlined by the China Food ...Read More


Influential NGO Calls for Investigation into EU’s Unlawful Handling of Nanomaterials Issue in Cosmetic Products Law

25 Aug 2017

On 31 July 2017, ClientEarth, a non-profit environmental organisation, complained to the European Ombudsman, an independent and impartial body that holds EU institutions, bodies, offices and agencies ...Read More


New EU Regulation Targets Allergy-causing Substance Methylisothiazolinone in Cosmetic Products

11 Aug 2017

On 7 July 2017, the Official Journal published Commission Regulation 2017/1224 updating existing limitations on the use of Methylisothiazolinone (MI) concentrations in cosmetic products. Previously, M...Read More


Canada Bars Use of Plastic Microbeads in Toiletries

7 July 2017

The Canadian government has banned the production and importation of plastic microbeads in toiletries, which comprise personal hair, skin, teeth and mouth care products for cleansing or hygiene, inclu...Read More


CFDA Employees Face Prosecution for Breaching Confidentiality on Drug and Medical Device Testing

29 June 2017

Any employees of the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) who breach confidentiality with regard to any information they have become privy to during the course of conducting their duties will now...Read More


Filing Requirements Specified for Health Food Distributors and Manufacturers

23 June 2017

Any company manufacturing / distributing any of the varieties of health foods listed in the Health Food Raw Materials Directory is now obliged to file all of the required details with the China Food a...Read More


Laws Regulating All Types of Medical Devices Published in Official Journal

16 June 2017

Two new Regulations laying down rules on the marketing of medical devices have been published in the Official Journal of the European Union. These are Regulation 2017/745 on medical devices (the ‘MD R...Read More


Regulations on Medical Device Usage and Management Amended

9 June 2017

Several amendments to the current Regulations on the Supervision and Administration of Medical Devices have been issued by the State Council. Primarily, these updates relate to the statutory permissio...Read More


Argentina Amends Import Requirements for In Vitro Medical Devices, Creates New Export Regime for Low-Value Goods

9 June 2017

Argentina has amended in various ways the import requirements for in vitro medical and diagnostic devices laid out in Disposition 7425/2013....Read More


Pudong Cosmetics Import Process Streamlined by Shift to Record-Filing System

8 June 2017

Shanghai’s Pudong New Area has now adopted a record filing system with regard to the import of non-special-purpose cosmetics. The move replaces the previous approval-based process and has been designe...Read More

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