China government focuses on public wellbeing with new regulations roll out
The Chinese government is focusing on public wellbeing and rolling out a new set of regulations this month, according to a report by china.org.cn.
Australia to crack down on ‘manipulative’ influencer marketing
Australia’s Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is investigating some 100 influencers after receiving several complaints from the public about ‘misleading’ endorsements and testimonials, according to a report published by Reuters.
Regulation in 2022 – clampdown
Cruelty free cosmetics and product safety have long been the dominant regulatory issues faced by the cosmetics industry but, in 2022, we saw lawmakers turn greater attention to greenwashing and the environmental impact of the products on offer too.
Amway ordered to suspend trade in Japan over illegal soliciting
Amway has been ordered to suspend recruitment of new members in Japan for six months for violating the country’s commercial transaction law which prohibits direct sales firms from soliciting shoppers to buy products or join without telling them about the nature of the business, according to a report published by the Japan Times.
Japan creates new court for business disputes
Japan has combined its Intellectual Property High Court and three bankruptcy divisions into one specialist entity to deal with business activities, according to a report published by Nikkei Asia.
LG H&H to withdraw from wet wipes market
LG H&H has announced that it is pulling its wet wipes offer from shelves after it was ordered to suspend sales and recall a batch of its Babience brand’s wipes by South Korea’s Ministry of Food and Drug Safety, according to a report published by Pulse News.
South Korea lifts last animal testing requirement
South Korea’s Ministry of Food and Drug Safety has lifted its requirement for mandatory animal testing on certain chemicals and medicines, according to a report published by Plant-based News.
IFRA India Liaison office opens; heralds ‘era of development’ for Indian fragrance sector
The International Fragrance Association’s (IFRA) has opened a new India liaison office, which is said to herald a ‘significant era of development for the important Indian fragrance sector.’
Maharashtra FDA revokes licence for Johnson & Johnson talc
The FDA for Maharashtra state has barred Johnson & Johnson from selling its branded talcum powder in the region, ordering it to recall its stock with immediate effect due to safety concerns, according to a report published by the Times of India.
Thai FDA on kratom in cosmetics: Public safety is our priority
Thailand’s Food and Drugs Authority has revealed that it has restricted the use of kratom in food and cosmetics pending further tests in the interests of public safety, according to a report published by Thai PBS World.