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  • May 23, 2023
  • WTO

Korea Notifies Amendments to Cosmetic Regulations, Restricting Prohibited Substances

Korea - The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) has recently issued a notification (G/TBT/N/KOR/1144) regarding proposed amendments to the "Regulation on Safety Standards etc. of Cosmetics." The notification aims to protect human health and safety by introducing changes to the substances used in cosmetics. The details of the proposed amendments are as follows:

>> Addition of Prohibited Ingredients

The proposed amendment includes the addition of several prohibited ingredients for hair dyes. The newly added substances are as follows:

>> Changes to Maximum Concentration Limits

The proposed amendments also entail modifications to the maximum concentration limits of certain substances used in cosmetics. The revised limits are as follows:

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