Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade - Notification - Republic of Korea - Cosmetics
作者:Republic of Korea


The following notification is being circulated in accordance with Article 10.6



Notifying Member: REPUBLIC OF Korea

If applicable, name of local government involved (Article 3.2 and 7.2):   


Agency responsible: Ministry of Food and Drug Safety

Name and address (including telephone and fax numbers, email and website addresses, if available) of agency or authority designated to handle comments regarding the notification shall be indicated if different from above:

Documents are available from the Ministry Food and Drug Safety website ( Also available from:

International Cooperation Office

Ministry of Food and Drug Safety

187 Osongsaengmyeong2-ro, Osong-eup, Cheongwon-gun,

Chungcheongbuk-do, 363-700

Republic of Korea

Tel: (+82) 43719-1564

Fax: (+82) 43-719-1550



Notified under Article 2.9.2 [ X ], 2.10.1 [   ], 5.6.2 [ X ], 5.7.1 [   ], other: 


Products covered (HS or CCCN where applicable, otherwise national tariff heading. ICS numbers may be provided in addition, where applicable): Cosmetics


Title, number of pages and language(s) of the notified document: Cosmetics Act (10 pages, in Korean)


Description of content:

·                The proposed amendment extends the application range of cosmetics from "skin and hair" to "skin, hair, teeth, and mucous membranes of the oral cavity" in order to follow with international harmonization.

·                The range of functional cosmetics, which is currently established by "the (Cosmetics) Act", will be changed so that it is established by "the Presidential Decree". This is to address consumers' and the cosmetic sector's demand and to facilitate the development of new functional cosmetic products.

·                Clarifies periodic education/training programs for manufacturers and distributors to secure safety and quality management of cosmetics.

·                This amendment aims to contribute to consumer protection and prevent the distribution of hazardous cosmetics by adding the act of "introducing/giving away hazardous cosmetics" to prohibited sales acts.

·                Newly establishes a regulation that will require information on property of delinquent tax payers (those with penalty surcharges).

·                Exempts examinations for functional cosmetics intended for export.


Objective and rationale, including the nature of urgent problems where applicable: Consumer protection


Relevant documents: MFDS NOTIFICATION No 2014-90 (21 April 2014)


Proposed date of adoption: 

Proposed date of entry into force: 


To be determined

To be determined


Final date for comments: 42 days from date of notification


Text available from:  National enquiry point [X], or address, telephone and fax numbers, e-mail and web-site addresses, if available of the other body:

Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Division

Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS)

96 Gyoyukwongil, Gwacheon-si, Gyeonggi-do,

Rep. of Korea 427-716

Tel.:  (+82) 2 509 7254/7255

Fax:  (+82) 2 509 7307