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PLANNED EU RULING MAY REGULATE TATTOO INKS FOR THE FIRST TIME TO AVOID HEALTH RISKS

While today 12 out of every 100 Europeans are tattooed or have some sort of permanent cosmetic treatment, experts are increasingly concerned that these skin colouring agents may contain hazardous substances, known or suspected to have adverse health effects causing cancer, allergies or mutations.…

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CHINESE PERSONAL CARE PRODUCT MARKET MATURES AS ONLINE SALES BOOM

It is hard to avoid either a cosmetics store or an advertisement for one in Chinese cities today. A mind-boggling wave of new retailers set up by investment firms to cash in on the cosmetics and personal care boom are eagerly seeking franchisees around the country.…

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DIGITAL CLOTHING AND TEXTILE SECTOR TECHNOLOGIES EMERGE IN EGYPT AND SOUTH AFRICA – BUT WILL THE REST OF AFRICA FOLLOW SUIT?

DIGITAL production technologies could help African manufacturers pick up business lost by Chinese rivals because of the trade war in the USA, with brands looking to take advantage of the free trade agreements that many African countries have with the USA and Europe.…

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MEPS SLAM CASH FOR PASSPORT SCHEMES IN TAX CRIMES REPORT

Centre right members of the European Parliament’s special committee on financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance (TAX3) have hit out at the 18 EU member states, that offer citizenship or residence in exchange for investments. The MEPs, members of the European People’s Party (EPP), spoke out November 14 as the committee handed down a draft report*, with findings and recommendations, including phasing out such rights.…

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SCIENTISTS DEVELOP INNOVATIVE NANO-TUBE-BASED HAIR DYES THAT KEEP HAIR HEALTHY

Commercial partners are being sought to upscale a scientific research project developing a nano-technology-based hair colouring treatment which has “strong capabilities to revolutionise the cosmetics industry”, academics claim.

Researchers at Louisiana Tech University, in the USA, have developed a technique to dye or treat hair without using external chemicals, which can be harmful to hair.…

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EXPERTS POINT WAY AHEAD FOR INJECTING TECHNOLOGY INTO AFRICAN CLOTHING AND RELATED SECTORS

 

SUB-SAHARAN Africa may not have been the most fertile ground for technological innovation in the clothing, textile and fibre sectors but speakers at an International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF) conference in Nairobi, Kenya, September 7-9, stressed the best way ahead.…

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ONLY 11 MAJOR EXPORTING COUNTRIES PUNISH COMPANIES FOR GRAFT

A new report from Transparency International has found that only 11 major exporting countries in the world significantly punish companies that pay bribes abroad. The report, called ‘Exporting Corruption’, also found that more than half of world exports come from at least 33 jurisdictions, including several European Union (EU) member states, where companies that export corruption along with their goods and services face weak consequences. …

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SPAIN’S PERSONAL CARE PRODUCT MARKET CONTINUES TO REBOUND FROM RECESSIONARY PAST

SPAIN’S personal care product market is continuing to grow after years of post-financial crisis weakness. Spain’s skincare, cosmetic and perfume industry continues to mature, and has turned in solid sales figures for 2017, reflecting the optimistic mood of the economy after the ‘lost’ years of the recession.…

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INTERNATIONAL REGULATORY ROUND UP – TRADE WARS THREATEN CONFECTIONERY AND SWEET BAKERY SECTOR

THE INTERNATIONAL Cocoa Organisation (ICCO) has released an ambitious policy plan designed to steer the industry towards sustainability. Called the Berlin Declaration, having been released at the fourth World Cocoa Conference, of governments, farmers, traders, grinders, processors, manufacturers, researchers, trade unions, civil society organisations, trade unions, consumer organisations, it says higher farm gate prices should be paid.…

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REGULATORY ROUND UP – EU LAUNCHES SECURITY UNION PROPOSALS FIGHTING CROSS-BORDER CRIME

THE EUROPEAN Union (EU) has launched a wide-range of initiatives to fight fraud, counterfeiting and corruption as it seeks to help law enforcers gain an advantage against cross-border crime.

A key element of this work is the so-called EU ‘security union’, about which proposals were tabled by the European Commission in April.…

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