Companies outsourcing to China need to go well beyond price and
delivery terms to ensure that their products are not toxic, warned
the Investor Environmental Health Network (IEHN) as trade talks
between the US and China kicked off...
President Hu Jintao of China said this week that his country is
going to make a concerted effort to up product safety standards
with the help of the international community, following a spate of
China-made product seizures worldwide...
FDA officials have conceded that the distribution of tainted
toothpaste throughout the US is much more wide-spread, extending to
larger numbers of discount stores than first thought as well as
prisons and hospitals.
The recent scare over tainted toothpaste imported from China is
forcing US authorities to mount pressure on the China government to
impose restrictions and increase vigilance over imports of gray
market goods that continue to flood...
China has long-proved a difficult market for personal care players
to crack, but after the government recently announced that it was
relaxing personal care import regulations from countries with BSE,
things might start to get a little...
In line with huge growth in the market for cosmetics and toiletries
and the recent scare of the P&G SK-II skin care line, China
authorities have more than doubled the number of banned substances
As the China market for direct sales opens its doors to more and
more international companies, the number of players trying to tap
into what is tipped to be a thriving growth market has swelled
after US businesses Mary Kay and Amway...
Proctor & Gamble is back on the road to redemption in China
after its SK-II range re-appeared on store shelves this week
following a ban brought about by a scare relating to traces of
heavy metals that were found in formulations.
Having received the first license for a foreign-owned company to
resume direct sales of cosmetic products in China, Avon added more
than 33,000 new sales staff to its workforce there last month,
according to data from the Chinese...
With exports of cosmetic products from China expected to rise 20
per cent during the course of 2006, China is rapidly emerging as a
world-wide hub for the cosmetics industry. But challenges for this
burgeoning industry are on the...