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Cosmetic quality testing labs to be set up in India

23-Feb-2012

The Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) is planning to set up five new laboratories for testing the quality of cosmetics in India, as the industry continues to post solid growth.

Due to the growth of the market, the Health Ministry in India requires the quality of cosmetic products both manufactured domestically and imported from outside, to meet its latest regulatory measures.

 

“No cosmetic shall be imported into India unless the product is registered under the rules by the licensing authority appointed by the Central Government under Rule 21 or by a person to whom such powers may be delegated under Rule 22,” according to the changed Rule 129 of the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945.

 

The five planned laboratories will involve a cost of Rs200 crore (€31m) and the proposal has been forwarded to the Planning Commission.

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