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Middle East Cosmetic Regulation

Bahrain

Egypt

Iran

Israel

Jordan

Kuwait

Oman

Qatar

Saudi Arabia

United Arab Emirates (UAE)

COSMETIC DEFINITION

Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE

According to GCC Standardization Organization (GSO), Cosmetic Products are defined as substances or a mixture intended to be placed in contact with the external parts of the human body (epidermis, hair system, nails, lips and external genital organs) or with the teeth and the mucous membranes of the oral cavity with a view exclusively or mainly to cleaning them, perfuming them, changing their appearance, protecting them, keeping them in good condition or correcting body odours.

Egypt, Iran,  Israel,  Jordan

The Jordanian definition of a cosmetic product aligns with the EU cosmetics Regulation (EC) 1223/2009 EC Regulation.

“Any substance or mixture intended to be placed in contact with the external part of the human body (epidermis, hair system, nails, lips and external genital organs) or with the teeth and the mucous membranes of the oral cavity with a view exclusively or mainly to cleaning them, perfuming them, changing their appearance, protecting them, keeping them in good condition or correcting body odors

A substance or mixture to be ingested, inhaled, injected or implanted into the human body is not considered a cosmetic product.” 

Violations and Penalties

6.1 When any violation is committed against any provision(s)/rule(s) of this scheme, all measures, actions and penalties shall be taken against perpetrator or the responsible person as stipulated in Federal Law no. (28) for the year 2001 (for establishing ESMA) and its amendments.

6.2 In case of finding any violation(s) to this scheme, necessary   immediate action(s) shall be taken to resolve the issue and remove its traces from market which includes:

  1. Instructing the responsible party to withdraw the product from market with the aim of rectification or sending it back to the country of origin or destroying it with in the defined period of time.
  2. Implement all the required actions to withdraw and /or recall the product(s) or any other necessary corrective actions. The violated party shall bear all the related fees.

7.    Any un-authorized use of ECAS certificate and / or Emirates Quality Mark by any person or organization shall be subjected to punishment as per the above mentioned law without violation to any other punishment law.

8.    Retailor is responsible if he fails to identify the source of the supply of the non-complying product.