FDA Circular NO. 2017-006 || Updates and Amendments of the ASEAN Cosmetic Directive as Adopted During the 25th ASEAN Cosmetic Committee Meeting and Its Related Events

BACKGROUND AND RATIONALE

 In 2005, the Department of Health (DOH) – Food and Drug Administration (FDA), then called Bureau of Food and Drugs (BFAD), has adopted and implemented the ASEAN Harmonized Cosmetic Regulatory Scheme and the ASEAN Common Technical Documents including the ASEAN Cosmetic Directive (ACD) through Administrative Orders No. 2005-0015 and 2005-0025, respectively. The harmonization scheme involves the conduct of alignment meetings for the purpose of eliminating trade barriers and enhancing cooperation within the ASEAN Member States in ensuring the safety, quality and claimed benefits of cosmetic products.

 

      On 15 to 18 November 2016, the ACC convened in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam for the 25th ASEAN Cosmetic Committee (ACC), 25th ASEAN Cosmetic Scientific Body (ACSB) and 8th ASEAN Cosmetic Testing Laboratory Committee (ACTLC) Meetings.   As part of our continuous commitment to provide timely and relevant information on standards, rules, and regulations, the Food and Drug Administration – Center for Cosmetics Regulation and Research (FDA-CCRR) hereby reports the highlights of the aforementioned meetings; and, presents the updates to the ACD.

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