To assist local cosmetic industry to take a broad view of the updated global regulations, Taiwan FDA (TFDA) has been biennially holding the International Symposium on Cosmetic Regulation since 2006. This year, the 7th Symposium is held on July 17 at Taipei GIS National Taiwan University Convention Center. TFDA invites official representatives from the United States (FDA), Canada (Health Canada), Brazil (ANVISA), Japan (MHLW), Indonesia (BPOM) and experts from Cosmetics Europe to give lectures about their cosmetic regulations and future trend. It is a significant achievement of TFDA’s international cooperation that most of the speakers are official representatives.
Additionally, the Cosmetic Hygiene and Safety Act was promulgated by our president on May 2nd. To assist industry to be fully aware of the future management in Taiwan, TFDA also address the key directions of the Act. The main direction is to include non-pharmaceutical toothpastes and mouthwash products into cosmetic management, and the industry should comply with the requirements of Product Notification System, Product Information File (PIF), and Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP). To ensure the use safety of consumers, TFDA will strengthen post-market inspection and the autonomous management of cosmetic industry.
It is TFDA’s intent to let industry learn more about the trend and differences of international regulatory management, and to help Taiwan’s local cosmetic industry of reaching global stage via this Symposium.