FDA Circular No. 2017-007 || Updates and Amendments of the ASEAN Cosmetic Directive as Adopted During the 26th ASEAN Cosmetic Committee Meeting (ACC) 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 1 to 5 May 2017, the ASEAN Cosmetic Committee (ACC) convened in Siem Reap, Cambodia for the 26th ACC, 26th ASEAN Cosmetic Scientific Body (ACSB) and 9th 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 Center for Cosmetics Regulation and Research (CCRR) of the FDA hereby reports the highlights of the aforementioned meetings; and, presents the updates to the ACD.
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