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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An Israeli scientist who developed a ground-breaking technology, known as ‘liver-on-chip’, which is capable of assessing the toxicity of products without recourse to animal testing has announced that he is on course to deliver two new alternative testing methods by 2018, according to a report published by Arutz Sheva 7.

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A draft regulation suggests that cosmetics and toiletries could be among a long list of imports that would continue to be subject to burdensome customs regulations in Israel, despite the planned reform, according to a report published by Haaretz.

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South Africa’s Competition Commission has issued fines to two major specialty chemical suppliers for engaging in ‘cartel-like behavior’, according to a report published by All Africa.

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The Ghanaian FDA has called on traders to help safeguard the industry against dangerous counterfeit cosmetic products that are infiltrating Makola Market, Accra, following advice to importers to register their products before putting them forward for sale. 

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Personal care giant PZ Cussons Nigeria has become the first company to be granted a certificate of conformity by the Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON) which conforms to the requirements of International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) 9001: 2015 Quality Management System (QMS) standard.

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As part of a crack down on fake cosmetics, the Dubai Economic Department has raided four warehouses in the last week, discovering more than three million counterfeit products, including some 700,000 copycat perfumes, and a batch of falsified MAC make-up, according to a report published by Gulf News.

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The President of Ghana Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has appealed to the board of Unilever Ghana in a bid to persuade them to relocate production back to the country, according to a report published by Business Ghana.

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The President of Unilever’s African arm has revealed that the company is committed to ‘actively contributing’ to the growth of Nigeria’s manufacturing sector, according to a report published by Vanguard.

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