FDA Circular No. 2018-003
Updates and Amendment of the ASEAN Cosmetic Directive as Adopted During the 27th ASEAN Cosmetic Committee (ACC) Meeting and its Related Meetings
I. 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 through Administrative ORder No. 2005-005 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 Members States (AMS) in ensuring the safety, quality and claimed benefits of cosmetic products.
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