Established in early 2017, the Cosmetics Committee mission is to foster a healthy business environment for cosmetic businesses and associated industries in Taiwan, to support government initiatives in such areas as product safety, product innovation, and industry self-regulation; to act as a communications platform for interaction with the government at both the central and municipal levels; and to provide members with a platform for sharing best practices and cooperating to address common issues and resolve challenges.
Closely follow the legislative process for the new Cosmetics Act and subsequent administrative orders to ensure that the provisions are reasonable and enhance both technological innovation and consumer protection.
Promote regulatory harmonization with the United States and other major trade partners to forestall any regulatory technical barriers to trade.
Strengthen communication and mutual trust between the industry and the authorities at both the central and local government levels.
Seek the removal of outdated, unnecessary provisions, such as the premarket product registration of “medicated cosmetics,” that discourage the development of the trade.
Encourage greater government transparency in adopting new laws and regulations affecting the cosmetics industry.
Remind the authorities of the need for any restrictions on cosmetics products or ingredients to be based on scientific evidence and harmonized with the practice of trade partners.
Oppose the adoption of unique-to-Taiwan regulations such as the proposed requirement for “corrective advertisements” in the case of advertising claims deemed to be false or exaggerated.
Encourage the government to adopt the industry self-regulation model to minimize unnecessary regulatory restrictions and relieve burdens on the bureaucratic process.