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The Ministry of Health (MOH) is making a draft decree on management of cosmetics, proposing adding regulations on online trading of cosmetics and identification of origin of cosmetics serving tracking, inspection and verification for state management purposes.
Accordingly, organizations and individuals selling cosmetics on social media sites and e-commerce platforms would have to meet conditions regarding origin and quality of cosmetics as well as declaration of cosmetic products.
Under the draft, each cosmetic product would be granted an identification code based on the serial number of the cosmetic self-declaration receipt.
Businesses that distribute cosmetics on the market would print bar codes or quick response (QR) code or DataMatrix Code (DMC) on the outer packaging of products for management, identification, and traceability of cosmetics. Labels must also specify the name and address of producers, instead of only country of manufacture as provided currently.
In addition, cosmetics manufacturers would have to satisfy several conditions on personnel, physical foundations and quality control systems. They must also make a checklist for self-inspection and competent bodies’ assessment.
Cosmetics manufacturers would be subject to periodical inspection and those failing to satisfy prescribed conditions would have certificates of eligibility for manufacture revoked.- (VLLF)