SRI LANKA’S COSMETIC INDUSTRY ANGERED OVER WEAK IMPORT REGULATION

Sri Lanka’s cosmetic and beauty product manufacturers are becoming increasingly anxious over the lack of sales regulations, promoting significant volumes of lower grade cosmetic imports, putting local manufacturers at risk.  Until July 2015, there was a specific authority to oversee cosmetic products being imported as well as distributed in the country. However with the Cosmetics Devices and Drugs Regulatory Authority Act being repealed and replaced with the National Medicines Regulatory Authority (NMRA) Act in July 2015, the country has effectively been left ...


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