A. Cosmetics used for washing hair, cosmetics used for bathing, cosmetics used for face-washing, and soap as defined in relevant provisions of the Cosmetic Hygiene and Safety Act. B. Facial scrub, and C. Toothpaste.
Amendment to Restrictions on the Manufacture, Import, and Sale of Personal Care and Cosmetics Products Containing Plastic Microbeads (Draft) (5 page(s), in English; 4 page(s), in Chinese)
With a view to protecting marine environment from plastic microbeads influence, the Environmental Protection Administration intends to propose amendments to the restrictions on the manufacture, import and sale of personal care and cosmetics products containing particles by extending the scope to cover personal care and cosmetic products containing non-natural polymers, such as solid synthetic waxes. The proposed amendments was drawn up by referring to Sweden's restrictive regulations on plastic microbeads in personal care and cosmetics products. Two transition periods will be provided for the businesses to comply with the new requirements. For manufacturers and importers, the requirements will be effective on 1 September 2019; for vendors, the requirements will be effective on 1 March 2020.