EuroCham Cosmetics Working Group were invited to be observer at the 36th ASEAN Cosmetic Scientific Body (ACSB) meeting on 21 – 22 November and held hybrid. The meeting was attended by several local and foreign cosmetics associations. The agenda of the meetings mainly discussed on the technical issues from the previous 35th ACSB meeting which have not been decided namely; the outcome on the safety assessment of Silver Zinc Zeolite, possibility to adopt additional fragrance raw material to the ASEAN regulation, adopting EU regulation on the use of UV Filters in cosmetics products, etc. From Indonesia would also like to propose some items to be discussed and seeking for opinions from other ASEAN member states in the status of cosmetic product which using microneedle can be categorized as cosmetic or not.
On the 17th of November, the Pharmaceutical and Medical Technology Working Group held its first offline meeting since the pandemic, at Novartis Indonesia Office. The meeting was led by the Head of the Working Group, Hanum Yahya (Country Head of Public Affairs, Communications and Engagement). The meeting discussed several agendas including updates of the B20 and G20 on accessible healthcare, results of the joint chambers meeting with APACMed, policy updates on the pharmaceutical and medical technology sector, and upcoming activities for the working group. The meeting aims to strengthen advocacy efforts to strengthen resilience in the sector.
We would like to congratulate the new Deputy of the Pharmaceutical & Medical Technology Working Group, Mr. Andri Kusandri (Market Access and Government Affairs Director at Merck). We would also like to thank the participants who attended face to face and hybrid for actively contributed to the meeting.