Singapore Health Sciences Authority (HSA) sent an email to industry stakeholders, announcing that there will be upcoming amendments to the Health Products (Cosmetic Products – ASEAN Cosmetic Directive) Regulations with effect from 1 Feb 2023. The key amendments are summarised below:
PROHIBITION OF SUPPLY OF UN-NOTIFIED COSMETIC PRODUCTS BY WHOLESALERS AND RETAILERS
With effect from 1 Feb 2023, the wholesale and retail supply of cosmetic products that are not notified with HSA will be an offence. If a wholesaler or a retailer is found supplying un-notified cosmetic products, the dealer will be required to:
a) stop the supply of the un-notified cosmetic product;
b) take such measures as may be reasonable and necessary in the circumstances to recall the un-notified cosmetic product.
A wholesaler or retailer who supplies an un-notified cosmetic product is liable to a fine of up to $20,000 and/or imprisonment term up to 12 months.
UPDATES TO LISTS OF REGULATORY COSMETIC INGREDIENTS
– The Third Schedule of the Health Products (Cosmetic Products – ASEAN Cosmetic Directive) Regulations, which contains the prohibited, restricted and positive lists of ingredients, will be updated to align with the ingredients lists in the Annexes of the ASEAN Cosmetic Directive by the ASEAN Cosmetic Committee.
– The amendments to the Health Products (Cosmetic Products – ASEAN Cosmetic Directive) Regulations will be published on 13 Jan 2023 and will be available from the Government Gazette website at http://www.egazette.com.sg/CurrentNotices.aspx.
All companies dealing with Cosmetic Products are reminded to ensure that they comply with the updated regulatory requirements when supplying cosmetic products. For more information on the regulatory requirements on cosmetic products, please visit the following website: https://www.hsa.gov.sg/cosmetic-products/overview.”