A Look Back at 2023: Cosmetic Regulatory Updates in Asia Pacific

Jan. 17th, 2024

Jarius Ji

$ 159


2023 has been a dynamic year for the global cosmetic industry, marked by significant strides in regulatory advancements and enforcement. Governments and international organizations have implemented new policies and regulations to enhance the safety, quality, and transparency of cosmetic products. The developments include the introduction of the cosmetic overarching regulation, revisions to pre-market and post-market supervision regulations, and updates to ingredient use requirements. As a result, businesses operating within the global cosmetic market have encountered evolving compliance challenges and opportunities.

Regarding regulatory changes in the Asia Pacific region, South Korea has introduced updates to ingredient use requirements and alternative animal testing methods, along with proposing new legislation on microplastic control. New Zealand has unveiled revisions to the Cosmetic Products Group Standard 2020, aiming for more effective management of hazardous substances. ASEAN has adopted new amendments to the ingredient annexes to the ASEAN Cosmetic Directive (ACD), further enhancing the oversight of cosmetic ingredient safety. Simultaneously, ASEAN member states, including Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam and Thailand, have also undergone important regulatory updates.

To help businesses stay informed and navigate the dynamic regulatory landscape, ChemLinked is thrilled to present the “2023 Cosmetic Recap” webinar series, which includes three individual webinars. You can acquire all three webinars at a packaged price of $399. Please feel free to contact us at contact@chemlinked.com for more details. The agenda of the webinar series is as follows:

Series Covered market Date Single webinar fee Packaged fee
1 China January 16, 2024 $159 $ 399
2 Asia Pacific January 17, 2024 $159
3 Europe and North America January 18, 2024 $159


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1. South Korea

1.1 Ingredient

1.2 Alternative Animal Testing Methods

1.3 Microplastic Control

2. Japan

2.1 Controlled Substance

2.2 Quasi-drugs


3.1 Updates to ACD

3.2 Indonesia

  • Product Information File (PIF) Guidelines
  • Cosmetic Import Requirements
  • Online Sales Requirements
  • Labeling Requirements (Draft)
  • Contamination Limitation (Draft)
  • Halal Certification

3.3 Malaysia

  • Proposed Reduction to Processing Time for Halal Certification

3.4 Vietnam

  • Drafting a Decree for Cosmetics Management

3.5 Thailand

  • Cosmetic Ingredient Updates
  • Notification Standard for Ampoule, Vial, and Syringe Cosmetics
  • Notification Standard for Mouth Spray Cosmetics
  • Refilled Cosmetics and Refill Station

4. India

4.1 Proposed Amendments to Cosmetics Rules 2020

5. Australia

5.1 Updates to the Australian Inventory of Industrial Chemicals (AIIC)

5.2 Updates to Sunscreens Regulations

5.3 Import conditions for cosmetics and soaps

6. New Zealand

6.1 Cosmetic Products Group Standard 2020

*The final outline may be subjected to subtle revision


Date Time (GMT+8) World Clock Language
2024-01-17 21:30 ~ 22:30 London: 13:30-14:30 New York: 08:30-09:30 English


Jarius Ji

ChemLinked Regulatory Analyst

Jarius is a cosmetic regulatory analyst in the ChemLinked team. She focuses on tracking and interpreting the latest cosmetic regulatory changes in China, Singapore, the Philippines, and the rest of the Asia Pacific area.

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