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China Releases Supervision and Administration Provisions on Children’s Cosmetics

China NMPA finalized the requirements for children’s cosmetic products on October 8, 2021.

Withdrawal of Temporary Hand Sanitizer Policies in the USA

Effective December 31, 2021, the US FDA will withdraw the temporary policies for producing alcohol-based hand sanitizers.

Domestic Packaging: France Introduces New Signage to Improve Sorting

After extensive effort and several consumer studies Citeo, a not-for-profit organization established to reduce the environmental impact of packaging, has presented a new version of the info-tri (sorting information) for the French market.

France Updates Packaging Signage Requirements in Decree 2021-835

As part of its anti-wastage and circular economy law (AGEC Law), the French government has reformed the logos required on packaging and products to simplify sorting. Primary changes include the removal of the ‘Green Dot’ (‘Le Point Vert’) and the harmonization of the ‘Triman’ and ‘Sorting Info’ (‘Info-Tri’) (SafeGuardS 135/21). Decree 2021-835 was published on June 29, 2021.

EU – ECHA Launches Second 2021 SVHC Consultation on Four Proposals

On September 3, 2021, ECHA launched the second 2021 public consultation on four potential SVHCs. The Candidate List will expand to 223 if these proposals are accepted.

China Releases a Measure of Supervision and Administration for Cosmetic Manufacturing and Operations

China has released a Measure of Supervision and Administration for Cosmetic Manufacturing and Operations as a supplement to the Cosmetics Supervision and Administration Regulation for the cosmetics industry.

Release of IFRA 50th Amendment

Notification of the 50th amendment to the IFRA Standards was released on June 30, 2021 with one new prohibition of the substance mintlactone.

EU Restricts the Use of Tetrahydropyranyloxy Phenol and Dihydroxyacetone in Cosmetics

European Regulation (EU) 2021/1099, released on July 5, 2021, amends the requirements for the use of Tetrahydropyranyloxy Phenol (CAS No. 53936-56-4) and Dihydroxyacetone (96-26-4) in cosmetic products.

South Korea Strengthens Phthalates Requirements Under its Safety Standard for Children’s Products

South Korea has added DIBP to its Common Safety Standard for Children’s Products. The amendment will become effective on January 1, 2022.

EU Regulates C9-C14 Perfluorocarboxylic Acids under REACH

The EU has added C9-C14 PFCAs and C9-C14 PFCA-related substances under ANNEX XVII of REACH. The new law will become effective on February 25, 2023.