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Specific Purpose Cosmetics

(a) According to the Cosmetic Hygiene and Safety Act, import of specific purpose cosmetics, such as sunscreen, hair dye, perm agent, antiperspirant and deodorant, teeth whitening agent and other designated ingredients, requires a prior approval by the competent authority, the Taiwan Food and Drug Administration (TFDA).

(b) Each inward passenger is allowed to carry 12 pieces per type of such cosmetics, and up to 36 pieces in aggregate for personal use without a prior application for approval. “Pieces” herein could be referred to bottles or boxes or jars or bags as well.

(c) Cosmetics having no designated functions are excluded from the foregoing provisions.

Glass Ampoule Cosmetics

(a) Neither the use of glass ampoule as cosmetics packaging nor the import of glass ampoule cosmetics are allowed in Taiwan according to the announcement of the competent authority.

(b) Inward passengers are not allowed to carry such cosmetics without a prior approval from TFDA. For further information, please contact the TFDA for further information at +886-2-27878000.

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  • Date:2020-05-12
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