Last Updated on September 29, 2022 by Ithos Global Regulatory Team
Compliance updates: China’s new standards, PFA bans in US, South Korea’s packaging
At Ithos, we constantly monitor new cosmetic compliance trends and regulations around the world. By updating our software solution, the Ithos Information Network, brands and manufacturers can ensure formulas are compliant across global markets. Below are three key compliance changes to be aware of:
China’s First Clean Beauty Standard: China’s first clean beauty standard went into effect on August 8, 2022. “T/GDCA 011-2022 Cosmetics—General Principle of Clean Beauty” specifies not only clean beauty terms and definitions, but also provides guidance on design, production, packaging, storage, use and recycling of beauty products sold in China. In general, clean beauty refers to a brand’s responsibility for human health and safety, as well as animal testing and social responsibility, including sustainability. However, because no universal standards exist, the classification has been defined by each brand. Now, countries are providing more guidance. China’s first clean beauty standard was released by the Guangdong Cosmetics Association in July, 2022. Typically, this type of group standard refers to voluntary rules, adopted by professional associations and often precedes official national standards.
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South Korea Requires Recyclability Data on Packaging: South Korea’s Ministry of Environment adopted new rules this year, requiring brands to submit substantiation of the recyclability of packaging materials. The new rules build on the country’s 2018 Recycling Act, which bans the use of plastic materials that are difficult to recycle such as PVC and colored PET bottles for cosmetic products. Submission of substantiation should be completed by April 15th of each year, starting in 2022.
Ithos will continue to monitor packaging, PFAS and other new regulations to update the Ithos Information Network with new information. If you want the IIN to screen your product portfolio, contact us today.