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Animal-derived cosmetics to be strictly controlled

Update: September, 11/2015 - 10:45
Market control officers are checking a cosmetic stall in Ha Noi. Cosmetic business enterprises are ordered not to trade in products related to rare and endangered wildlife.— Photo

HA NOI (VNS) — The Agency of Drug Administration under the Ministry of Health has ordered cosmetic business enterprises to not trade in cosmetic products related to rare and endangered wildlife.

For cosmetic ingredients related to species in the list of endangered, precious, and rare species prioritised for protection, cosmetic enterprises must provide sufficient documents to prove that the ingredients are not prohibited from commercial exploitation, the authority has requested.

Organisations and individuals representing their products to market need to re-check the ingredient formulas of cosmetic products, said Truong Quoc Cuong, head of the Agency of Drug Administration.

Viet Nam has been a member of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) of endangered wild flora and the Convention on Biodiversity (CBD) since 1994.

In recent years, Viet Nam has issued many legal documents to implement the convention on the protection of biodiversity and endangered, precious and rare animals and plants. — VNS

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