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In February 2024, CIRS Group once again assisted the enterprise in successfully obtaining two new cosmetic ingredient registration numbers, “20240014” and “20240016”. This is the second and third new cosmetic ingredient registration number that CIRS Group helped the enterprise obtain in 2024.
On January 12, 2024, China released the Inventory of Existing Toothpaste Ingredients in China (Industry Association Version). The list, which comprises 1026 ingredients, was compiled by the China Oral Care Industry Association based on the toothpaste ingredients recorded by the Association and with reference to the Inventory of Existing Cosmetic Ingredients in China (2021 Edition).
On January 25, 2024, China‘s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the Ministry of Commerce, and the General Administration of Customs jointly issued a notice on simplifying the import and export control over mixtures containing low concentrations of triethanolamine, which will take effect on February 1, 2024. According to the notice, products with low concentrations of triethanolamine, including non-medical disinfectants, synthetic detergents, cosmetics, and inks, are no longer subject to the import & export control for triethanolamine (HS code: 2922150000), and triethanolamine mixtures (HS code: 3824999950) listed in the Catalogue of license for dual-use items and technologies.
1. Changes and supplements to the information for the simplified filing of marketed toothpaste products Recently, the toothpaste filing system has been upgraded. Information change for toothpaste products subject to simplified filing is still available in the system. Related enterprises are allowed to supplement and modify the original filing materials separately in the updated system, but cannot directly replace the original filing materials.
On February 10, 2023, the first part of the Canadian Gazette announced the revision to the Canadian Cosmetic Regulations to strengthen the regulation of cosmetics in Canada.
On December 22, 2023, the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) of the European Union issued final opinion on Silver Zinc Zeolite. The preliminary opinion on the safety of Silver Zinc Zeolite in cosmetics (SCCS/1650/23) was released on April 4, 2023.
On December 15, 2023, the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) of the European Union issued the preliminary opinion(SCCS/1660/23) on Benzophenone-4. The deadline for comments is set for 16 February 2024.
On December 15, 2023, the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) of the European Union issued a final opinion on Methylparaben. The preliminary opinion on the safety of Methylparaben in cosmetics (SCCS/1652/23) was released on June 8, 2023.
On December 5, 2023, the European Union Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) published the preliminary opinion(SCCS/1661/23) on Titanium Dioxide (TiO2). The deadline for comments is set for 6 February 2024.
On December 14, 2023, the Taiwanese Ministry of Health and Welfare published a notice on the draft amendment of the List of Ingredients Prohibited in Cosmetic Products to commence a period of public comments. The new amendment will come into effect on July 1, 2024. For any comments or suggestions, please submit them within 60 days from the day following the publication of the notice.