Anyone can easily find information on cosmetics laws and regulations in the 15 major export countries!

(Source: MBN News)

The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (Minister Oh Yoo-kyung) announced that it plans to provide overseas regulatory information on cosmetics in various ways this year to support the export of domestically produced cosmetics.

➊  ’24 Cosmetic Overseas Regulatory Information Webinar Series provided

 Continuing from 2023, the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety will conduct online training (webinar) for cosmetics business operators this year on cosmetics licensing procedures, labeling and advertising, and safety management obligations, which are essential for cosmetics business operators to know when entering overseas markets.

    ※ (2023) 15 training sessions and briefing sessions on licensing regulations by country, 2,885 participants

 This year, we will focus on providing regulatory information on China and the United States, which are major exporters of domestic cosmetics and have recently seen changes in cosmetics regulations, and provide the latest regulations for 11 countries that account for 68% of the export market, including Europe, Canada, and Australia, where exports are increasing. We plan to provide information.

    * China (32.8% export share in 2023, 1st place): Mandatory submission of safety evaluation data for cosmetics will be implemented in May 2024
United States (14.3% export share in 2023, 2nd place): Registration system under the Cosmetics Regulation Modernization Act in July 2024 Full-scale implementation

<Overseas cosmetics regulatory information webinar schedule (draft)>

△ (May) U.S., facility registration and product listing demonstration in accordance with the Cosmetics Regulation Modernization Act △ (May) U.S., information on California state law related to hazardous substances (Proposition 65) △ (May) U.S., factory inspection for imported cosmetics Introduction to examples of administrative measures△ (May) United States, information on the cosmetics labeling and advertising verification system△ (June) India, information on the cosmetics system and licensing procedures△ (June) Iran and Iraq, information on the cosmetics system and licensing procedures△ (June) ) Australia, information on the cosmetics system and licensing procedures△ (July) United States, seminar on modernization of cosmetics regulations (face-to-face) with FDA speakers invited△ (July) Russia, information on the cosmetics system and licensing procedures△ (July) Taiwan, special use Information on the abolition of the cosmetics prior approval system and registration procedures for cosmetics △ (August) U.S., information on regulations related to sunscreen △ (August) Canada, information on the cosmetics and natural health product system △ (August) China, safety Information on response strategies, including cases of submission of evaluation data △ (September) Japan, information on the application process for medicinal cosmetics (quasi-drugs) △ (October) Europe, information on the cosmetics system and future direction of change √ Webinar pre-registration is 2-3 weeks before the lecture Former ‘Global Regulatory Harmonization Support Center’ website → Education → Refer to the ‘Application for Overseas Regulatory Training’ bulletin board (schedule may be changed due to speaker circumstances, etc.), Lecture materials are posted in ‘Education Resource Room’ ※ Webinar training invited by the head of the Cosmetics Division of the US FDA completed (1) 31st of the month)

➋  Cosmetics export guide provided through the ‘Global Regulatory Harmonization Support Center’

 The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety quickly provides technical regulatory information, such as the latest overseas cosmetics licensing revision regulations and guidelines, through the ‘Global Regulatory Harmonization Support Center’ * and  an export guide containing information on licensing procedures ** for 10 countries, including emerging export countries such as India. We plan to prepare. In addition, high-quality counseling services are also provided through advancements such as applying generative artificial intelligence (AI) technology to the interactive counseling chatbot ‘COSBOT’.

    * A platform that provides information on overseas cosmetics licensing regulations, standards for use of cosmetic raw materials in each country, and various educational materials to support cosmetics exports (

   ** Export guide to be provided (10 countries): Russia, Mexico, USA, Vietnam, Brazil, India, Indonesia, Canada, Thailand, Australia

➌  Collaboration with the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety and the Ministry of Government Legislation, providing overseas legal information for K-cosmetics to enter the global market

The Ministry of Government Legislation plans to establish a new ‘K-Cosmetics’ menu in the ‘World Legislation Information Center’ *  so that overseas laws and regulations necessary for the operation of cosmetics export companies can be easily checked, and to provide information on cosmetics-related laws and regulations in 15 countries where industry law information is in demand. am. In addition, the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety and the Ministry of Government Legislation will strengthen cooperation, including by linking with the ‘Global Regulatory Harmonization Support Center’, to increase companies’ accessibility and utilization of overseas legal information and support export diversification.

    * A platform ( that provides comprehensive legal information such as the original text and translation of the country’s laws and regulations, such as taxation, investment, labor, and environment, and legal trends necessary for export and overseas expansion (

   ** Legal information scheduled to be provided (15 countries): New Zealand, Russia, Malaysia, United States, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Canada, Kyrgyzstan, Thailand, Philippines, Australia

 The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety and the Ministry of Government Legislation will continue to strengthen cooperation with relevant ministries to quickly and conveniently provide regulatory information related to overseas cosmetics so that domestic cosmetics companies with excellent K-beauty products can quickly grasp global regulatory information and secure export competitiveness. plan. 

Editor Hye-min Moon

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