Malaysia has established several chemical safety regulations to protect human health and the environment from potential hazards associated with the use, handling, storage, and disposal of hazardous chemicals. This blog provides an overview of the key chemical safety regulations that are currently in place in Malaysia.
With the outbreak of the global pandemic, Malaysia continues to fight the war against COVID-19. This period has been overwhelming for both the Malaysian Pharmaceutical industry as well as the consumers. As public and personal hygiene became the first defense against the virus, change in consumer behavior has been observed, especially regarding hygiene-related products in the Malaysian market. Surface disinfectants, being one among such hygiene products, have experienced a significant surge in demand.
The NPRA Malaysia has updated, “Guidance Notes for Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) Information Required for Product Registration” - Version 5.0 (June 2020). The guidance helps API manufacturers to expedite the registration process. Further to this update, a temporary notice on mode of DMF submission has also been provided as below.
Malaysia is one of the leading markets in the cosmetics and personal care products industry. In 2019, the Malaysian cosmetics market was valued at USD 1.6 billion with a CAGR of 4.2%. According to the industry experts, the unprecedented growth of the industry is majorly a result of increasing population and employment levels, which are driving the consumers to be more conscious about the cosmetic products they use.
The demand for cosmetics and personal care products is rising exponentially across the world. Because of this rise in demand, trends related to the products, like vegan and organic, are prevailing now more than ever. One such trend is Halal products.
But is there really scope for such products in the market? The answer is a definite yes! According to surveys, the global halal cosmetics market is expected to grow phenomenally in the coming years and is estimated to reach USD 89 billion by 2023. Before getting into details, let’s answer some basic questions first.
The cosmetic notification system in Malaysia has been active for quite some time now. It has given cosmetic manufacturing companies from all over the world a fair opportunity to have their products distributed in the emerging market of Malaysia. Having said that, our question is, have you notified your products in the market? If not, we suggest you decode the entire process and regulations right away.