Thailand has become the first Asian country to greenlight the consumption of cannabis in food and drink and the cultivation of marijuana, according to a report published by Reuters. Smoking the drug continues to be illegal.
Australia’s Bondi Sands is set to face class action lawsuit alleging that its sunscreens are not environmentally friendly, according to a report published by The Sydney Morning Herald.
AmorePacific has revealed that it has discovered an embezzlement by employees via an internal audit. The staff in question are said to have stolen some KRW3 billion, according to a report published by the Korea Times.
Pakistan has closed its borders to non-essential goods, according to a report published by Reuters, forbidding the import of luxuries in a bid to stabilize its economy.
AmorePacific has reopened its Shanghai production center after the city lifted its month-long standstill order, according to a report published by Pulse News.
China has extended the deadline by which cosmetics manufacturers are required to submit data under its Cosmetics Supervision and Administration Regulation, according to a report published by Chemical Watch.
Indonesia’s finance minister told Reuters that, although she was aware it would hit other countries hard, the country’s palm oil export ban was ‘necessary’ in order to bring down the cost of cooking oil domestically.
BAN Toxics is calling for stricter monitoring and regulation of skin-lightening products in the Philippines, following the country’s ratification of the Minamata Convention on Mercury and its participation at last month’s Conference of Parties.
K-beauty brands such as AmorePacific are likely to feel the effects of China’s renewed lockdowns keenly, according to a report published by The Korea Times.
Singaporean e-commerce platform, Shopee has backpeddled on its Indian launch mere months after its arrival, announcing that it is quitting the market, according to a report published by Entracker.