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The New York chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists (NYSCC) collaborated with the Chinese-American Cosmetic Professional Association (CACPA) to host the U.S.-China Cosmetic Regulatory Symposium on May 16, 2013, following Suppliers' Day 2013.
In 2008, Health Sciences Authority (HSA) established the ASEAN Cosmetic Directive (ACD) for cosmetic products in Singapore. This is enforced as the Heath Products Act, a subsidiary legislation of the HSA’s Health Products Regulation 2007. The HAS set up the Cosmetic Control Unit of Singapore to regulate cosmetics.
Myanmar is a member state of the ASEAN community and must abide by ASEAN Cosmetic Directive; however, like other member states, it has local regulatory bodies such as the Ministry of Health that supervise goods sold in the country.
The SCC Annual Meeting, held Dec. 6 and 7, 2012, in Manhattan, went off without a hitch after hurricane Sandy blasted the East Coast in late October. While the national office is still operating at less than 100%, many attendees reported feeling lucky they experienced minimal effects from the storm.
Changes to the European Union’s Cosmetic Directive 76/768/EEC were a main topic of discussion at the meeting of the ASEAN Cosmetic Scientific Body (ACSB) and the ASEAN Cosmetic Council (ACC), which took place in Cambodia on July 11-12, 2012.
Halal-certified beauty products are becoming a new global trend, and the halal label appeals to Muslim consumers seeking integrity and authenticity in their cosmetics and personal care products.
The countdown is on for the arrival of in-cosmetics Asia 2012, as the leading pan-Asian personal care ingredient show prepares to make a welcome return to Bangkok, Thailand on Nov. 6-8, 2012 in BITEC.
Indonesia is home to approximately 700 cosmetic companies in its 19 provinces. In 2007, total cosmetic production reached 372 tons, with an average 12.5% increase of production from 2003 to 2007.
The leading pan-Asian personal care ingredient event–in-cosmetics Asia–will make a welcome return to BITEC, Bangkok, from Nov. 6-8, 2012.
China's State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) sought comment regarding its recent organization of "special use cosmetics" into eight different categories. On Dec. 29, 2011, the SFDA published eight draft categories to obtain a hygienic license including: liquid, half solid, solid, cream or lotion, aerosol, organic solvent, ceryl-based and other.