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China Brazil cosmetic product market regulatory trends insights

Regulatory trends of Brazilian and Chinese cosmetic markets

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Exporting cosmetic products to China or Brazil is as profitable as it may be complex regarding their regulatory frameworks. In Paris, a few days ago, took place the annual COSMED meeting, dedicated to product compliance. It allowed the participants to get the picture of different trends and regulation frameworks thanks to the contribution of national experts. Throwback to this event with a few insights about Chinese and Brazilian cosmetic markets.

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Worldwide regulatory framework for controls and inspections on cosmetic products

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On March the 22nd, 2019 took place in Paris the COSMED annual international meeting regarding regulatory compliance management for cosmetic products. North American, Asian, and South American regulations and market situations have been widely discussed. Here is the key information to keep in mind, summarized by our regulatory expert on site.

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Safety Data Sheet: What you Need to Know

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Safety Data Sheets (SDS), also known as Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), contain information on potential health hazards associated with exposure to chemicals or other substances that are Potentially hazardous.

The Safety Data Sheet specifies the composition of a chemical (substance or mixture), identifies hazards, recommends preventive measures (collective and individual) and first aid. In other words, it is a crucial piece of documentation for the health and well-being of consumers.

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Cosmetic Products Compliance : 6 Tips to Better Manage Business Processes

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Product compliance is one the main pain points when developing a new cosmetic. Regulations are evolving fast and it is getting more and more difficult to follow. With globalization, brands are commercializing their products worldwide, which makes the whole process even more complex. Each country, region and sometimes states implement their own rules that businesses must respect.

Regulatory surveillance is essential to ensure products are compliant wherever they are sold in the world. It concerns every single part of the finished product: chemicals used for the formula, labeling, packaging, etc.

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Food Contact Materials

Food Contact Materials

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Food Contact Materials (FCMs) are materials that are already or are intended to be in contact with food and beverages. These materials’ molecules could migrate to the food during direct or indirect contact, and alter quality in food manufacturing. It concerns every step of the supply chain from production to serving, as a product can be in contact with various packaging, machinery and containers. FCMs include various types of materials, such as plastic, aluminum, coatings, and metal. As a result, many countries have implemented regulations to ensure food safety.

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Food Regulations: How to Facilitate Your Product Development in a Global Regulatory Environment

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Food regulations are continually evolving with significant differences from one country to another, impacting each and every department of a company. In fact, those regulations impact every step of a product development, from R&D to marketing through procurement and quality. Non-conformity in product composition, labeling or claims can be both costly and damaging to a brand image.

To ensure an efficient product development with a fast go-to-market for targeted countries, it is essential to set up and follow regulatory frameworks to comply to local rules all along the product life cycle . It requires an international network of regulatory experts in order to share structured information, ensure data continuity from suppliers to consumers, and elaborate an efficient collaboration facilitated by optimized processes.

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Which Tests to Ensure Cosmetic Product Safety?

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When it comes to cosmetics, product safety is one of the biggest concern of either legal administrations, consumers or manufacturers. Indeed, manufacturers have the responsibility of ensuring that each product sold is safe for consumers. It also determines brands credibility and product quality. As consumers expect the product they buy to be efficient and conform to its description. The better the quality perceived is the better it is for brand’s image and sales.

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Globally Harmonized System - How does it affects your products

Globally Harmonized System: How Does it Affects your Products?

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The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) is an international system created by the United Nations in order to standardized classification and labeling of chemical substances and mixtures. GHS by the United Nations includes several regulations such as, product testing, universal warning pictograms and safety data sheet for hazardous chemical. GHS is followed by many countries all over the world such as Canada, the U.S.A., the EU, etc. Most of them use it as a reference but integrated with their own local regulations.

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Cosmetic Regulations in the USA – All You Need to Know

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In the USA, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act regulate cosmetic products. FDA gives the standards but most of the states have their own regulations such as California.
In addition to cosmetic, FDA regulates all products containing more than one ingredient: foods, drugs, electronic products, medical devices, tobacco and cosmetics.

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