• March 25, 2019
  • WTO

Korea proposes amendments to the “Standards for Organic Cosmetics”

Title of document
Proposed amendments to the “Standards for Organic Cosmetics” (21 page(s), in Korean)

The amendments seek to: 1) establish new standards for natural cosmetics as stated below.   A. The title of the regulation changed from “Standards for Organic Cosmetics” to “Standards for Natural and Organic Cosmetics”.   B. The definitions for “Natural ingredients” and “Natural origin ingredients" are newly established.   C. New standards are established for allowed ingredients, composition of ingredients, manufacturing process, package materials, etc. of natural cosmetics.   D. Method for determination of proportion of natural origin content is newly included.

Notifying member: Korea, Republic of


Objective tag
Protection of human health or safety

To provide clear standards for natural and organic cosmetics to manufacturers and consumers.


Agency responsible
Ministry of Food and Drug Safety


  • Submission: 25/03/2019
  • Reception: 25/03/2019
  • Distribution: 25/03/2019
  • Final date for comments: N/A
  • Proposed date of adoption: N/A


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