Indonesia to hold workshop on fragrance notification changes

By Michelle Yeomans

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Indonesia to hold workshop on fragrance notification changes

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Perkosmi, the Indonesian Association of Cosmetics Companies is set to hold a workshop to inform and update industry professionals on the changes in the fragrance notification system.

The workshop organised in collaboration with the Indonesian National Agency of Drugs and Food Controls will be held in Jakarta later in the month, featuring a programme that will provide insight into the criteria and procedure for notifying cosmetic products.

“Weintend to provide insight to businesses of cosmetics, especially about the industry knowledge of Fragrance, IFRA regulations, certificates and technical issues,” ​the authority states on its website.

The body explains that the workshop is being scheduled on the back of IFRA's development of regulation on fragrance as well as an understanding of the criteria and procedure for notification variations for cosmetic products. 

Association is working to improve regulation standards

The body who is responsible for looking at how to improve regulation standards in Indonesia and make them more comprehensible for cosmetics industry professionals, has been recently updating or 'considering' new guidelines.

Recently, Perkosmi announced it was looking at adjusting technical requirements, particularly the legislation of the 'National Agency of Drug and Food Control of 2010' in terms of the development and progress of science and technology in the field of cosmetics.

"It is necessary to stipulate the regulation of Drug and Food laws and the Technical Requirements of Cosmetics."

Understanding South East Asia cosmetics regulation

Indonesia is also part of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), which is a very important player in the global trade, other countries include: Brunei, Darussalam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Lao PDR, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

The region has a very strong economic alliance with the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta, that has been working to meet its key goals of economic integration in the region.

The ACD aims to limit restrictions on the trade of cosmetic products by streamlining technical controls, promoting mutual recognition in terms of product notification and labelling, and establishing coordinated market surveillance systems to ensure the safety, quality and claimed benefits of products that are sold.

The Agreement on the ASEAN Harmonized Cosmetic Regulatory Scheme is in place to enable goods produced or marketed in one country to enter other participating countries by removing the barriers linked to standards, technical regulations and conformity assessment.

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