Australia and South Korea have decided to promote cooperation on risk assessment of cosmetic ingredients. South Korea’s National Institute of Food and Drug Safety Evaluation (NIFDS) and Australia’s national chemicals agency, Nicnas, signed the agreement on 11 September.
The decision has been formalized a long-established relationship between the regulators that will continue when the new Australian Industrial Chemical Introduction Scheme (AICIS) replaces Nicnas on 1 July 2020.
They have invited Nicnas to present at its International Symposium for Risk Assessment on Cosmetic Products on a number of occasions, which has made space for mutual interest in further technical cooperation in various aspects of cosmetic ingredients regulation.
The main agenda will be to come at peace with Australia’s international standards and risk assessment method to set international best practices approach.
The spokesperson added that cooperation with international regulators enables the sharing of experience, scientific expertise and assessment tools and methods, particularly which helps activities of mutual interest.