The Cosmetics Association of Ghana is asking the court to reverse a ban on cosmetics products containing hydroquinone, which was bought in by the country’s Food and Drugs Administration, according to a report published by the Daily Graphic.

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An app created by Dubai Municipality to enable consumers to verify the information and safety of the consumer products they purchase has been announced as the winner of the 2017 Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart Government Award, according to a report published by the Khaleej Times.

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The Israeli Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon has swept away customs and purchase taxes valued at NIS800 million, in a move described as the ‘largest tariff cancellation program to take place in the State of Israel since the 1990s’, according to a report published by The Times of Israel. 

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South Africa is set to become the next country to usher in a ban on animal testing for cosmetics, according to a report published by Business Tech.

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The Nigerian Federal High Court has confirmed that the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has the power to regulate all chemicals in Nigeria, according to a report published by All Africa.

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Business owners from Qatar and Tunisia met last week for the two-day Qatari Tunisian economic forum, aimed at boosting trade between the two nations, according to a report published by The Peninsula Qatar.

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The Israeli Health Ministry is expected to conclude that cannabidiol (CBD)-based cosmetics and personal care products pose no harm to health, and therefore the country will shortly become another market for this burgeoning industry, according to a report published by Jerusalem Online.

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Henkel has revealed that it will continue to operate in Iran despite the uncertainty caused by tensions between the country and the US over the former’s nuclear deal, according to a report published by Xinhua.

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A statement released by Israel’s Minister of Economy and Industry, Eli Cohen, has accused several FMCG manufacturers of ‘gluttony’ and treating Israeli consumers with ‘contempt’, according to a report published by Bloomberg BNA.

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Egypt’s cabinet has passed regulations for a new investment law that could bring in much needed business from international companies, with the likes of L’Oréal and Beiersdorf said to be interested in trading in the country.

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