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Market Entry

Market Entry

Every global market presents its problems concerning entry and regulation and Asia-Pacific is no different. Now we are seeing many of the world's biggest cosmetics players making the move into the region, and this section highlights some of the major news and developments in market entry.

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Beware of 'polite business'! The challenges of cracking Japan's cosmetics market

17-Jul-2015 - Establishing or indeed sustaining business in Japan's cosmetics market depends on the seamless interaction and integration with its culture, not something every international company has managed to get right...

Asia in Focus

Snail slime becomes old hat as horse oil takes precedence in Korea's Seoul

14-Jul-2015 - What does horse oil, donkey and goat milk all have in common? Well, according to our Asia cosmetics market expert, they are currently the most sought after 'natural' ingredients in...

Kosé signs up Kate Moss for luxury brand 'Cosme Decorte'

08-Jul-2015 - As Kosé enters its 45th year, the company is tapping into fashion and beauty’s top talents – Kate Moss and Mario Testino as it carries out its global expansion plans....

Euromonitor insight

Southeast Asia's top 4 markets: how to tap into consumer purchasing power

07-Jul-2015 - Euromonitor has revealed ASEAN's four largest markets – Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines and Malaysia to be key for multinationals looking to enter the AEC. This gallery compiles the firm's detailed insights...

How YOU can navigate China's regulations on imported cosmetics

01-Jul-2015 - In an effort to standardize cross-border e-commerce procedures, China's Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) is set to release detailed regulations for the industry. This Cosmetics Design gallery breaks down...

South Korea skin care device demand drives innovation

25-Jun-2015 - Without question, Korea has one of the longest beauty routines in the world and seekers of perfect skin have recently been introduced to devices that make that regime easier. South...

Dior gets access to Amorepacific's famous 'Cushion' technology with new partnership

24-Jun-2015 - Amorepacific has signed 'a memorandum of understanding' with Parfums Christian Dior whereby the Asian giant has offered its innovative 'Cushion' technology to the luxury player.

Skin care and sun care bring top revenue in the Asia Pacific

23-Jun-2015 - Those segments accounted for nearly half of the cosmetics market share in the region last year, according to a newly released report from ApacMarket.com that examines the business in six...

Japan to further ease visa restrictions to boost sales

17-Jun-2015 - The Japanese government is reducing its visa requirements as well as investing in language services to encourage tourist spending in the country.

Southeast Asia ramps up biggest demand for halal cosmetics

16-Jun-2015 - According to Future Market Insights, Southeast Asia accounts for the bulk of the demand for halal cosmetics in the region, due to high Muslim populations.

Asia's the second largest cosmetics market after Europe, experts report

11-Jun-2015 - According to the latest research from ApacMarket.com, Asia-Pacific is the second largest market for cosmetics after Europe, expected to reach $126.8 billion by 2020, registering a CAGR of 4.02%....

Amcor expands footprint in China with packaging acquisition

10-Jun-2015 - Amcor has acquired Zhongshan Tiancai Packaging, expanding its footprint in China to ten manufacturing plants.

Fujifilm signs new deal with Algatech to expand astaxanthin supply

10-Jun-2015 - After almost a decade of sourcing Algatech’s astaxanthin as the main active for its Astalift skin care products, Fujifilm has now signed a supply and long-term agreement to distribute the company's astaxanthin raw materials in...

Emami moves into scalp care with 'Kesh King' business

09-Jun-2015 - Emami has moved into the ayurvedic scalp care segment with the acquisition of six year old hair care brand 'Kesh King’, reportedly one of the largest deals in India's FMCG sector....

Post show: China Beauty Expo organisers report success

04-Jun-2015 - According to the organisers of the China Beauty Expo, the 20th edition of the country’s 'biggest cosmetics event' reinforced its status in the market this year.

Shiseido confirms Burberry deal!

03-Jun-2015 - Shiseido has confirmed it has signed an agreement with luxury fragrance house Burberry to distribute its colour cosmetics and fragrance products in Japan.

Jumei's concern over China's reduced tariff on imported cosmetics

03-Jun-2015 - Following China's decision to reduce the tariff on imported cosmetics by nearly 50 per cent, beauty retailer Jumei is worried the cut will affect its' pricing advantage.

Muji - Japan’s 'IKEA' expands beauty range in Australia

02-Jun-2015 - Japan's version of Swedish furniture maker 'Ikea' that also offers an affordable cosmetics range, is expanding into Australia after huge success in its home country.

Lumson moves airless packaging into Australia

29-May-2015 - Cosmetics packaging specialist Lumson is taking its 'world-first' Airless Bottle Technology to Australia and New Zealand through Sydney cosmetics manufacturer Trulux.

As organic cosmetics take off in Asia, experts report 'greenwashing' issues

29-May-2015 - Although various green brands have boycotted China, Organic Monitor reports that the market remains the most prominent in Asia, which also brings its own challenges.

Kao further invests in Shanghai market

28-May-2015 - Kao has invested in its' third facility in China with a ¥5bn plant in Shanghai which will focus on producing key ingredients for shampoo and other cosmetics.

Korea is China's second largest exporter of cosmetics

28-May-2015 - Korea has become the second largest exporter of cosmetics to China behind France, with 34 per cent market share.

Market Insight

ASEAN is ideal for catering to organic and natural demand, says expert

27-May-2015 - Whether working out, meditating or making healthy purchasing decisions, consumers today are taking better care of their health. This shift in behaviour has impacted the cosmetics industry, particularly with organic...

Sweet smell of success: eBay rises as India's biggest perfume retailer

27-May-2015 - eBay India has emerged as the country's largest online perfume mall as it expands its' portfolio to include luxury perfumes at cheaper prices.

Sephora extends its reach in e-commerce in China with JD.com

20-May-2015 - E-commerce in China is a valuable investment for international players - if done in the right way. Recognising the challenges in this arena, beauty retailer Sephora has turned to e-mall, 'Jingding'...

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