The Cosmetics Standard 2007 “Sunsetted” on 1 October 2018

The Cosmetics Standard ceased to have effect on 1 October 2018, due to "sunset" provisions in the Legislation Act 2003. The new Determination specifies certain goods to be excluded goods for the purposes of that Act. The exclusion may be absolute in nature or only when used, advertised or presented for supply in a particular manner specified in the Determination. The new Determination reproduces the relevant content of the Cosmetics Standard to maintain the regulatory status quo. To the extent that these products are also therapeutic goods, the TGA will continue to have oversight of those goods which do not meet the terms of their exclusion. The take-home message for importers or manufacturers of cosmetic in Australia is that their obligations around cosmetic ingredients and cosmetic products are essentially the same as before.    Source:  Cosmetic changes only

RFA Breaking News

Complementary Medicines (“Dietary supplements”):

    Listed Medicine Compliance Rating Scheme Has Begun The TGA’s Listed Medicine Compliance Rating Scheme commenced on 28 November 2018 as part of its existing compliance review process. As…

Readmore..

Cosmetics and household cleaning products:

  Australian Ministers Confirm Phase-out of Microbeads in Cosmetics The Meeting of State Environment Ministers (MEM) recently took place and as part of an overall action plan on waste management…

Readmore..

Marketing News:

  Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Island Beauty Brands Capitalise on Indigenous Ingredients Australia and New Zealand may be saturated markets for the cosmetics and toiletries industry, but consumers’ willingness…

Readmore..

Complementary Medicines (“Dietary supplements”):

    Summary of Changes to the Therapeutic Goods Advertising Code 2018 The Therapeutic Goods Advertising Code (No.2) 2018 (the No.2 Code 2018) will commence from 1 January 2019. Key…

Readmore..

Foods:

  Not Meeting Honey Rules Costs Auckland Businessman An Auckland businessman has been fined more than NZ$26,000 for offences related to making false therapeutic claims about honey and failing to…

Readmore..

Cosmetics and TGA listed sunscreens:

  Why You Should Always Buy Australian Made Sunscreen Sunscreen experts are pleading with Australian consumers to steer clear of so-called "sunscreen pills" and buy Australian-made products over imported ones.…

Readmore..

Go to top