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Recent in Asia (page 1 of 3)

China Softens Animal Test Mandate, Opens Doors for Cosmetics Growth

Many multinationals have steered clear of the huge cosmetics market potential in China due to the animal testing mandate; but things could be changing.

AmorePacific Apologizes for Contaminated Cosmetics

AmorePacific stated that refunds will be available at stores nationwide for consumers who purchased the contaminated products.

South Korea Aims for Cosmetic Expansion

The South Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety announced that it will form a new council of ASEAN member countries by 2019, with the goal of establishing cosmetic industry regulations in the region so that South Korean companies can fare better in the ASEAN market.

China Releases Draft Rules on the Classification of Cosmetics

Previous classifications—which were more than 20-years old—failed to fully reflect recent developments or meet regulatory needs. While they will remain effective, detailed classifications will be added for the purposes of “filling, registration, administration and statistics of cosmetics.”

Korean Regulatory Update 2017: Get Authorized

As an update to our 2013 coverage of Korean Cosmetic Regulations, here, author and consultant Ben Teoh provides another look at the current status of cosmetic regulations this region.

Fatty Amines Market Size Expected to Escalate

Grand Review Research is expecting a rapid pick-up in the fatty amines market as the Asia-Pacific region drives the industry to the top. This market is especially prevalent among personal care and household products.

Nagoya Protocol Takes Bio Products to 'Flask' in Korea

The Nagoya Protocol went into effect on August 17, 2017, in Korea. How might this impact the region, or even the greater cosmetics industry? It may be too soon to tell.

Korean Regulations Get a Makeover

The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety of Korea announced upcoming changes to policies in the food, pharma, quasi-drug, cosmetic and medical device sector for 2017. These changes are important to keep this regional hub of innovation internationally aligned.

Who's Still Using Microbeads?

With all of the legislative buzz around banning microbeads, Greenpeace East Asia is publishing a list of who's still using the microparticles and who is not.

Asia-Pacific Update on Korean Organic Standards

The new Korean Regulation on Organic Cosmetics Standards, which goes into effect on June 24, 2015, has set forth guidelines for raw material sourcing and processing of organic cosmetic products, as outlined here. This regulation aims to prevent incorrect organic products and ensure a quality supply of organic products by establishing criteria for their creation.

Labeling in China for Color and More

The Chinese cosmetic market is booming, and there are many cosmetic companies that already sell or want to sell products there. However, the Chinese Food and Drug Administration has proposed new labeling regulations that, if enacted, would make it more difficult and more costly to sell foreign cosmetics in China, particularly color cosmetics.

India Bans Importation of Cosmetics Tested on Animals

On Oct. 13, 2014, India's Ministry of Health and Welfare made an addition to its Drugs and Cosmetics Rules that prohibited the importation of cosmetics that are tested on animals.

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