Entries by Tadej Feregotto

Will China remove mandatory animal testing for imported non-special use cosmetics?

On May 27, 2019, National Product Administration (NMPA) has published a draft version of Administrative Measures for Filing of Non-special Use Cosmetics, which consists of 5 chapters and one attachment. The latter includes filing material requirements for non-special use cosmetics (non-SUC). The main contents of these measures cover different aspects of the filing procedure, including […]

Selling cosmetics online to China? This is what you need to know…

Cross-Border E-commerce channels have been on the rise in China over the past years, which contributed to the rapid development of the Chinese cosmetics industry. Buying cosmetics through online platforms has been a growing trend among Chinese consumers. According to the Westwin Research report on Chinese Consumer Cross-Border Purchasing Behaviour, cosmetic products are the leading […]

Ban of 2-Chloro-p-Phenylenediamine and restriction of Phenylene Bis-Diphenyltriazine and Climbazole

On 30 April 2019, the European Commission has published new regulations amending Annexes II (prohibited substances), III (restricted substances), IV (colorants) and V (UV filters) to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 on cosmetic products. 2-Chloro-p-Phenylenediamine ban The European Commission has banned the use of 2-Chloro-p-Phenylenediamine, its sulphate and dihydrochloride salts in eyebrow, eyelash and hair dye […]

The EU publishes new glossary of common ingredient names

On 8 May 2019, the European Commission has published Commission decision (EU) 2019/701, establishing a glossary of common ingredient names for use in the labelling of cosmetics which has replaced the old glossary of ingredients contained in Decision 96/335/EC. Article 33 of Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 requires a glossary, which should include International Nomenclature of […]

The EU publishes a draft of the new Cosmetic Ingredient Glossary

Cosmetic Ingredient Glossary On 20th of December 2018, the European Commission sent a draft notification (G/TBT/N/EU/637) to the World Trade Organization. According to the notification, the EU is establishing a new glossary of common cosmetic ingredients for use in the labelling of cosmetics.  The main objective of the draft is to unify labelling of cosmetic […]

What does BREXIT mean for cosmetic industry?

As from 30 March 2019, (withdrawal date) the United Kingdom (UK) will be considered a third country as it will no longer be a member of the EU. Brexit will have an impact on many fields, and the cosmetic industry is no exception. There are some legal repercussions, which need to be taken into account […]