Dec 31, 2018

Draft Cosmetics Rules, 2018

MHFW has, on November 29, 2018, published the Draft Cosmetics Rules, 2018 under the DCA. The draft rules aim to expand the regulations surrounding import, manufacturing, labelling, and other related activities in relation to ‘cosmetics’ as defined in Clause (aaa) of Section 3 of the DCA. The draft rules also introduce certain stringent norms with an aim to make manufacturers and importers of cosmetics more accountable for the safety of the cosmetics sold in the country. Some of the key salient features of the draft rules pertain to quality standard, labeling, prohibited cosmetics, import registration and enforcement authorities.




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