Event Reports

Joint WG Leaders Meeting: Pharma & MedTech and IP

Published on 9 January 2023

EuroCham Intellectual Property and Pharmaceutical & Medical Technology Working Group Leaders held a meeting on December 5. The meeting predominantly discussed the updates on the Patent Amendment Bill and potential joint working group advocacy efforts. The meeting was chaired by the Head of the Intellectual Property Working Group, Kin Wah Chow (Principal at Rouse) and the Head of Pharmaceutical & Medical Technology Working Group, Hanum Yahya (Country Head of Public Affairs, Communication and Patient Relations at Novartis). It was concluded that both Working Group shall continue to monitor the development of the Patent Amendment as it has been included in 2023 National Legislation Program.

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The 36th ASEAN Cosmetic Committee (ACC) Meeting

Published on 9 January 2023

EuroCham had the previledge to be invited as an observer to the 36th ASEAN Cosmetic Committee (ACC) Meeting held on 30 November – 1 December 2022 after previously holding the 36th ASEAN Cosmetic Scientific Body (ACSB) Meeting (21-22 November 2022), the ASEAN Cosmetic Testing Laboratory (ACTLC) (23-24 November 2022) and the ACC Head of Delegation (HoD) on 28 – 29 November 2022.

drh. Rachmi Setyorini, MKM, Director of Standardization of Traditional Medicines, Health Supplements, and Cosmetics – National Agency of Drugs and Food Control (BPOM), served as the Head of the Indonesian Delegation, with Drs. Harry Wahyu T as the chair of ACC. The sessions were held via video conference and was attended by 10 ASEAN member countries as well as representatives from the ASEAN Cosmetics Association (ACA) and several representatives from local and international associations.

The issues discussed at the meeting included amendments to Annex II, III, IV, and VI in the ASEAN Cosmetic Directive (ACD) to update several ingredients used as cosmetics, guidelines related cosmetic refills, cosmetics in vials and ampoules (cosmetic refilling), discussion of country specific requirements and other issues of concern to ASEAN members countries.

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