Cosmetic regulation updates in Asia Pacific

Cosmetic regulation updates in Asia Pacific

Dr James Wakefield, Director APAC at Delphic HSE presented the latest Asia Pacific (APAC) cosmetic regulation updates at in-cosmetics Asia in November 2019. Our shortlist details the main changes for each APAC region.

Key changes in Australia:

  • Cosmetic products now regulated as Excluded Therapeutic Goods
  • Cosmetic ingredients must be listed as Industrial Chemicals under the AICIS after 1st July 2020
  • Animal test data generated after 1st July 2020 will be banned

Key changes in China:

  • Imported non special use cosmetics will be subject to simplified requirements, and product notification set to replace lengthy and costly authorisation processes
  • Domestic ‘responsible person’ system
  • Acceptance of Product Safety Risk Assessment to ensure cosmetic safety
  • Exemption of animal testing in most cases, excluding: products for children and infants, products with new ingredients not listed on the IECIC
  • Post market supervision by the Medical Products Authority

Key changes in Taiwan:

  • Cosmetic Hygiene and Safety Act effective from July 2019
  • Online notification and PIF applicable for general cosmetics will become mandatory from 1st July 2021
  • Updated definition, GMP and labelling requirements
  • Removes pre-approval of cosmetic advertising but increases maximum penalties

Key changes from ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations)

  • Annexes to the ASEAN Cosmetic Directive are continuously updated with the most recent additions in July 2019
  • Be aware of updates and implementation dates

Want to plan ahead? Explore the issues impacting the APAC cosmetic industry in 2020.

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