December 18, 2013
Israel's Ministry of Health has announced new draft regulations called "Pharmacists' Regulations (Cosmetics)" that will align cosmetic marketing with the European Union's "Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009 of The European Parliament and of the Council of 30 November 2009 on Cosmetic Products".
The hope of the new regulations is to provide the best basis for controlling cosmetics marketing by lowering of trade barriers and safeguarding the consumers.
The new regulations also does away with the supplier's need to obtain a registration certificate and requires only a notification 10 days prior to marketing. According to this change, the major responsibilities of the Ministry of Health will shift to a formulation of the rules and regulations for cosmetic marketing in Israel and the determination of the bodies and mechanisms authorized to manufacture and market cosmetics.