THE WHAT? Oman has banned the import of cosmetics and personal care products that contain the ingredient Butylphenyl Methylpropional.
THE DETAILS Taking to a statement, The Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Investment Promotion (MoCIIP) said, “Based on the keenness of the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Investment Promotion to provide safe and sound products in the local market, and based on the start of implementing the ban on the substance ‘Butylphenyl Methylpropional’ in the European System for Cosmetics and Personal Care Products EC NO. 1223/2009).”
THE WHY? The MoCIIP went on to say that Butylphenyl Methylpropional is ‘considered a supplementary reference in the Gulf Technical Regulations “Cosmetics – Safety Requirements in Cosmetics and Personal Care Products GSO 1943: 2021 and bound by Ministerial Resolution No.199/2021.’