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  • February 23, 2023
  • WTO

Rwanda Implements Regulations to Govern Control of Medicated Cosmetics

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The Rwandan government has implemented new regulations, Regulations No CBD/TRG/011 REV-0, to govern the control of medicated cosmetics in the country. The purpose of these regulations is to provide a legal framework for the effective and efficient control of medicated cosmetics and to provide an open, transparent, and non-discriminatory process for the registration, manufacture, importation, distribution, and use of these products.

A medicated cosmetic is a product that combines cosmetic benefits with medicinal or therapeutic properties. These products typically contain active ingredients that provide a specific therapeutic effect, such as reducing inflammation, treating acne, or soothing irritated skin. Medicated cosmetics can be found in various forms, such as creams, lotions, gels, or serums, and are often used to treat common skin conditions like acne, eczema, psoriasis, and rosacea. They may also contain additional ingredients that provide cosmetic benefits, such as moisturizing, anti-aging, or brightening effects.

The implementation of these regulations is expected to enhance the safety and effectiveness of medicated cosmetics on the Rwandan market, and protect public health from substandard, counterfeit, mislabelled, or unsafe medicated cosmetics. The regulations aim to ensure that all medicated cosmetics meet minimum requirements for safety and quality, and that they are manufactured, imported, distributed, and used in compliance with the law.

The Rwandan government hopes that the implementation of these regulations will improve the quality of medicated cosmetics available to the public, and will encourage investment in the production and distribution of high-quality, safe, and effective products. The regulations are expected to have a positive impact on public health and the economy, and to enhance Rwanda's reputation as a leader in healthcare regulation.




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