Mumbai: The Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) has invited stakeholders’ suggestions on regulating imported products like adhesives for fixing wigs on scalp or hair; products which are used for cleansing scalp and artificial nail systems as cosmetics.
In a notice, Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) Dr VG Somani stated, “It is to be brought to the attention of all stakeholders that after receiving applications for grant of no objection certificate (NOC) for import of products like adhesives for fixing wigs on scalp or hair, products for cleansing scalp and artificial nail systems, CDSCO examined the matter submitted by various applicants and has come to the conclusion that specific products mentioned should come under the definition of cosmetic as per Drugs and Cosmetics (D&C) Act, 1940.”
The products like adhesives which are used for fixing wigs on scalp or hair and the products which are to be used for cleansing scalp will be considered under the category named “Products for Temporary Hairs” which is already mentioned in the column 3 of the guidelines for import of cosmetics.
With regard to artificial nails, it has been decided to incorporate a new category named “Artificial Nail Systems” in column 3 of the guidelines for import of cosmetics in order to follow the requirements of Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) IS 4707 (Part I and Part 2) since requirements of Artificial Nail Systems is already prescribed in IS 4707 (Part 2): 2017.
“All the stakeholders are requested to submit their comments on the subject matter or email to [email protected] within 30 days from the date of this notification. Any comment received after the above mentioned time line will not be taken into consideration,” the notice read.