Type of Notification
regular notification
Date of Distribution
WTO Country
Agency Responsible
Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA)
Regions Affected
Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA) P O Box: 2166 Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates Tel.: (+971) 2 403 2613 Fax: (+971) 2 671 0999 Email: esma@esma.gov.ae Website: http://www.esma.gov.ae
Notified Document Details
<p style="margin:2px !important;">Update of GCC draft regulation for Cosmetic Products – Safety Requirements of Cosmetics and Personal Care Products)</p>
ICS Code
Covered Products
<p style="margin:2px !important;">ICS: 71.100.70</p>
Description of Content

This gulf technical regulation is concerned with the general safety requirements and parameters as well as labeling and packaging requirements that should be fulfilled by all cosmetics and personal care products. An illustrative list of these products is given in Annex 1 of this technical regulation.

The technical regulation specifies 6 main functions or purpose of use for cosmetic and personal care products, namely:

  • To clean
  • To perfume
  • To change the appearance
  • To protect
  • To keep in good condition
  • To correct body odors

The field of application of cosmetics is to one or more of the following:

  • The epidermis
  • The hair system
  • The nails
  • The lips
  • The teeth
  • The mucous membranes of the oral cavity
  • The external genital organs

Products intended to come into contact with the mucous membranes include those used:

  • In the vicinity of the eyes
  • On the lips
  • In the oral cavity
  • On the external genital organs
Objectives & Rationale
<p style="margin:2px !important;">Safety and consumer protection</p>
Relevant Documents


Final Date of Comments
Contact Details
Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA) UAE TBT Enquiry Point Tel.: (+971) 2 403 2657 Fax: (+971) 2 671 5999 E-mail: uaetbt@esma.gov.ae Website: http://www.esma.gov.ae
Document Online Link (EN)
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