The ASEAN Cosmetic Directive (ACD) is an agreement among ASEAN countries to harmonize the requirements of cosmetic products so as to reduce technical barriers to trade in the region. The ACD was implemented in Singapore from 1 January 2008.
The ASEAN Cosmetic Committee (ACC) and ASEAN Cosmetic Scientific Body (ACSB) meets twice a year to discuss regulations and harmonization across the region to reduce technical trade barriers. This includes amendments to the ACD annexes.
Dealers of cosmetic products are reminded of the legal responsibility to ensure the safety of cosmetic products and compliance with other legal requirements which include product labeling and the prohibition and restriction of the use of certain ingredients.
Dealers to check regularly to keep abreast of the updates to the ACD annexes to ensure that the cosmetic products that you are supplying comply with the regulatory requirements.
Summary of the amendments from the 31st ACSB meeting in November 2019 as follows:
Source: ASEAN, HSA website
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