Regulation will be on the tip of the tongues at in-cos Asia 2012 with dedicated workshop

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

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Regulation will be on the tip of the tongues at in-cos Asia 2012 with dedicated workshop
As new EU regulation comes into play next year, replacing the European Cosmetics Directive, the Regulatory Workshop at the 2012 in-cosmetics Asia will look at how this affects regulatory frameworks in Europe, China, Korea and ASEAN.

The new regulation will bring about a number of changes that will affect product development as well as labeling or the documentation required to do business in Europe, so the workshop aims to refresh one's knowledge on the regulatory frameworks in the EU as well as in APAC.

As such, some of the industry’s key figures will be present to discuss these areas, as well as giving a local perspective on the new rules that will be put in place.

Understanding new criteria

Conusbat’s Annelie Struessmann will open the workshop with a preparatory talk explaining the changes in detail, assessing the new requirements and looking at those things that don't change.

The European Union's single market allows products to be moved around the 27 Union Member States as freely as it happens within one country, on the basis of central EU legislation in force for the various industry sectors.

The worldwide manufacturers of cosmetics doing business in Europe are actually affected by a recast of the Union's regulatory framework for cosmetic products with a final implementation deadline in July 2013.

APAC focus

The discussion will then shift focus to China, and China Gate’s Wendell Wei will explain these requirements for market entry, who the regulatory agencies involved are, with their responsibilities, and what to expect with the changes coming up in 2012.

The presentation will cover the general situation of cosmetics registration and inspection, followed by the procedure of cosmetics registration in China.

Dr Alain Khaiat then takes up the mantle to look at the overview of the changes from an ASEAN- Korea perspective.

The Seers Consulting expert will also present the changes introduced recently by the Korean FDA to the regulations in one of the largest skin care market.

Regulatory strategies

When suppliers introduce new ingredients to Companies looking for innovative technologies to excite the consumers, speed to market and competitive advantages are vital, but this can be hindered by the differences in regulatory requirements in various markets.

Le Chau Giang of Johnson & Johnson will wrap up the workshop looking at ingredient and R&D regulatory strategies to succeed in Asia.

The in-cosmetics Asia event takes place on November 6-8 in Bangkok.

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