Cosmetics - Overview of Mandatory Standard Requirements (Australia/ New Zealand)

  • Author: Watchdog Compliance
  • Study time: 15 minutes
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Course overview
Cosmetics are subject to  mandatory safety and information standards which specifies they must meet specific criteria before they can be lawfully sold in Australia and New Zealand.

This Guide sets out the steps you need to take to verify the  products that you want to sell meet the requirements of the mandatory standards.

It includes:
  • detail on what products must comply; and
  • warning label requirements
  • recent recalls.

It also includes a downloadable Supplier Verification Checklist.

Important note: The information contained in this guide is of a general and simplified nature, and is intended only to provide compliance support for individuals and businesses to assist them to understand their mandatory standard related compliance obligations in Australia. The information in this guide (and the attached supplier verification checklist) is not intended as legal advice, and businesses and individuals should also seek their own information and advice (in addition to this guide) as is appropriate to their unique circumstances.