Monday, September 12, 2016International

Korea: evolutions of the cosmetic regulations

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South Korea has just transmitted to WTO three draft propositions aimed to amend the Cosmetic Act, the founding text of the cosmetic regulation in this country. On the agenda: several types of measures, from the definition of functional cosmetics to labelling rules.

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Proposed amendments to the "Enforcement Rule of the Cosmetic Act"

Notification date

August 25, 2016

Content

• Expands scope of functional cosmetics from 3 types into 11 types
• The use of halal certification is allowed on the label or in the advertisement
• Deletes duplicate regulations in labelling and advertising requirements
• Relaxes the standards for administrative disposition (a total of 32 cases)

Proposed date of adoption

To be determined

Proposed date of entry into force

To be determined

Final date for comments

 21 September 2016

For further information
• See the draft regulation amending the Enforcement Rule of the Cosmetic Act (19 pages, in Korean)

Proposed amendments to the "Cosmetic Act"

Notification date

August 25, 2016

Content

• When period after opening (POA) is indicated in the cosmetics, expiration date before opening and production date should also be displayed in the package or container.
• Selling of cosmetics with expired expiration date before opening or use-by date is banned. Violation of this Act is subject to imprisonment for not more than three years or a fine of not more than 30,000,000 Korean Won.

Proposed date of adoption

To be determined

Proposed date of entry into force

To be …

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