Taiwan | Proposed Amendments to Cosmetic Prohibited Ingredients List for Enhanced Safety
Taiwan has proposed amendments to the list of prohibited ingredients in cosmetics to enhance the safety of cosmetic products.
The revised amendment is scheduled to be implemented on July 1, 2024. Any feedback or recommendations should be submitted within 60 days from the day following the publication of this notice (i.e. middle of February).
According to the Cosmetic Hygiene and Safety Management Act, cosmetics are prohibited from containing mercury, lead, or other components announced as prohibited by the central competent authority. Exceptions are made for trace residues that are unavoidable due to technological or professional limitations, provided they pose no harm to human health. The Ministry of Health and Welfare, authorized by the Act, published the "Cosmetic Prohibited Ingredients List" on May 30, 2019, with subsequent amendments on June 17, 2021, and April 27, 2022. The amendments involve adjustments to two items and the addition of nine new prohibited ingredients to align with international regulations and ensure the safety of cosmetic ingredients.