Regulation & Safety

Urban Decay comes under fire as it moves into Chinese market

Urban Decay comes under fire as it moves into Chinese market

By Michelle Yeomans

The brand well known in the US, UK, Canada, France, Italy, Spain, Singapore and the Middle East has come under fire due to its decision to move into the Chinese market, despite its conflicting animal testing policy.

Hair dyes and cosmetics meet safety standards in China says AQSIQ

Hair dyes and cosmetics meet safety standards in China says AQSIQ

By Andrew McDougall

The General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) in China has released the results of its study into hair dyes and cosmetics in the market, and has found that all those surveyed meet the national and industrial standards.

Nanotechnology

European Commission holds third edition of nanomaterial safety meeting

By Michelle Yeomans

In a joint effort to address safety issues and regulatory challenges in nanomaterials, the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) and co-ordinators of four European FP7 projects has hosted another meeting to trigger discussion and networking...

CIQ sets down rules for importing cosmetic samples in China

CIQ sets down rules for importing cosmetic samples in China

By Michelle Yeomans

After announcing cosmetic companies were no longer required to obtain a CIQ label on imported cosmetics for China in March, the Shanghai Exit-Entry Inspection and Quarantine Bureau has now set down specific guidelines to be implemented from the 1st July....

Nail care manufacturers warned over mislabelling of toxic chemicals

Nail care manufacturers warned over mislabelling of toxic chemicals

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

A study from the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has fired a warning shot to manufacturers of nail care products claiming that many nail care products contain toxic chemicals even though their labels claim otherwise.

CIQ labels no longer required for imported cosmetics in China, says CIRS

CIQ labels no longer required for imported cosmetics in China, says CIRS

By Michelle Yeomans

The China Exit-Entry Inspection and Quarantine Bureau (CIQ) has announced that cosmetic companies are no longer required to obtain a China Inspection and Quarantine label for imported cosmetics, providing those products have passed the bureau’s inspections

Avon as transparent as a "black blanket,” says PETA VP in response to misleading China animal testing policy

Avon as transparent as a "black blanket,” says PETA VP in response to misleading China animal testing policy

By Michelle Yeomans

“We have been transparent on the issue regarding our requirement to adhere to local laws in countries where we do business,” said Avon, after it found itself in a class action lawsuit alongside Estee Lauder and Mary Kay for allegedly claiming that their...

CIRS to host webinar on SFDA regulation of cosmetics in China

CIRS to host webinar on SFDA regulation of cosmetics in China

By Michelle Yeomans

The Chemical Inspection and Regulation Service has announced it will host a webinar on the 18th April on the latest updates regarding the China State Food and Drug Administration registration of cosmetics in China.

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