The Chemical Working Group held its regular meeting on 18 July 2019 to coordinate future activities and share updates. The topics that being discussed were follow Ups of the priority topics in 2019 Chemical Position Paper, newly issued Regulation on Prevention and Mitigation of Chemical Emergencies Relating to Chemical Industry Business Activities, and latest updates on implementation of halal law requirements. The group agreed in this meeting to continue collaboration with other sectors and associations on advocating common issues, and also agreed to take lead on efforts needed to address industry specific concerns.
The Cosmetics working group again engaged the National Agency for Food and Drug Control (BPOM) on 18 July 2019. BPOM in this meeting was represented by Mr. Tepy Usia, Director for Standardization of Traditional Medicine, Health Supplement, and Cosmetics who exchanged views with the group on activities that need to be taken as a follow up of the previous joint discussion on cosmetic claim. The meeting also intended to get updates on latest status of few draft regulations by BPOM. During the meeting, the working group acquire much needed information as well as clarifications regarding the implementation of 2D barcode in cosmetics products, halal and non-halal label, and contamination of cosmetics products. Few feedbacks are given by the group to BPOM and overall BPOM seems happy to receive feedback and recommendations from the working group.