Regulation & Safety

Fake cosmetics acting as top brands seized in India

Fake cosmetics acting as top brands seized in India

By Michelle Yeomans

Authorities have raided and seized fake products in three cosmetics outlets in Patna worth Rs 10 lakh, to which they say were being openly sold under the names of top cosmetic brands.

Philippines FDA issues draft GHS rules for cosmetics

Philippines FDA issues draft GHS rules for cosmetics

By Michelle Yeomans

The Philippines Food and Drug Administration has issued a draft administrative order to outline the application, classification and labeling requirements of cosmetic products and other chemicals.

China imposes anti-dumping duties on US and EU chemicals

China imposes anti-dumping duties on US and EU chemicals

By Michelle Yeomans

China has imposed anti-dumping duties on the imports of two chemicals widely used as coupling agents for water-based coatings present in cosmetics and other consumer goods from the US and the European Union.

Governments at UN forum agree on treaty to tackle mercury emissions

Governments at UN forum agree on treaty to tackle mercury emissions

By Michelle Yeomans

After meeting at a UN forum last week, global governments have agreed on the first legally binding, global treaty to tackle mercury pollution after a recent UNEP report revealed that emissions were on the up particularly in Africa, Asia and South America.

China SFDA labelling guidelines to come into effect in July

China SFDA labelling guidelines to come into effect in July

By Michelle Yeomans

China’s SFDA has notified the world trade organization that there are two new regulations for cosmetic labeling and product instruction, which are to come into place in the region on the 1st of July 2013.

Korean Consumer Agency finds high mercury levels in cosmetics

Korean Consumer Agency finds high mercury levels in cosmetics

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

At a time when mercury emission in consumer products has gone under the spotlight, a Korean consumer watchdog has highlighted the high levels of the toxic chemical found in some whitening cosmetics imported from China.

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