India Plans New Cosmetics Law

The Indian Government wants to draft a new drug and cosmetics law that better aligns its requirements with global standards for manufacturing and product safety. The specifics of the planned law are unknown.

The cosmetics industry in India likes the plan. The old law, passed in the 1940s, no longer meets current needs and allows too much room for interpretation, says Kajal Anand, president of the All India Cosmetics Manufacturers Association (AICMA).

According to the foreign trade agency Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI), India’s market for cosmetics shows strong growth. The perfume industry alone grew by an average of 20% between 2009 and 2014, and growth continues unabated.

Because of safety concerns, consumers keep a particularly critical eye on cosmetics. That’s why you should make sure that your products are safe. We therefore recommend our customer meeting on September 13 (German only) that will focus on the regulatory foundation of cosmetics marketing. If you have any questions about cosmetics, please contact us at

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