A growing trend amongst Ghanian consumers for extreme skin whitening measures is said to be cause for concern for the Food and Drugs Authority, according to a report by ghanaweb.com.
Beiersdorf has filed a lawsuit against Koni Multinational Brands over the launch of a men’s shower gel, which the Nivea owner alleges is too similar to its own branding, according to a report published by Destiny Connect. Papers were filed in Pretoria High Court in December.
Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, has written to President Muhammadu Buhari seeking approval to impose tariffs on a series of locally produced consumer goods, according to a report published by The Punch.
Ghana’s Food and Drugs Authority has advised consumers to report counterfeit and expired products for investigation, according to a report published by the Ghana News Agency.
Israel is poised to approve a new cosmetics regulation that will see it align with the legislation adopted by the European Union, according to a report published by Chemical Watch.
A new Israeli cosmetics legislation reform has the potential to open up the market for greater competition when it comes into force, with the Health and Economy Ministries said to be adapting its policies to mirror the principles of the European Union, according to a report by the Jerusalum Post.
As part of a wider drive to double e-commerce by 2020, the Egyptian Ministry of Communications and Information Technology is planning to usher in new regulatory controls for online transactions, according to a report published by Al-Monitor.
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.
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.
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.