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Ministry of Internal Trade reviewing beauty industry guidelines, says Dewan Rakyat

Deputy Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Datuk Rosol Wahid said several engagement sessions were held with industry players and the Ministry of Health (MoH), including the Association of certified international beauticians (AICA). — photo by Bernama

Wednesday, August 03, 2022 1:38 PM MYT

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 3 ― The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) is currently reviewing and making improvements to the beauty industry guidelines released in 2013, the Dewan Rakyat said today.

Deputy Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Datuk Rosol Wahid said several engagement sessions were held with industry players and the Ministry of Health (MoH), including the Association of certified international beauticians (AICA).

“The proposed improvement of the beauty industry guidelines is in line with KPDNHEP’s role as the ministry responsible for the unregulated industry, to increase the development of the beauty industry in this country based on the existing regulations and legislation,” he said.

He was responding to a question from Datuk Seri Madius Tangau (Upko-Tuaran) on whether the ministry would recognize AICA as the self-regulatory body for the beauty industry in the country.

Rosol said KPDNHEP welcomes all suggestions for improvement and they will be thoroughly refined by the ministry during engagement sessions with the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Labour, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and industry players with the aim of ensuring that the beauty industry can develop rapidly. in line with global development.

Rosol said the ministry has also encouraged the beauty industry to move towards self-regulation in line with KPDNHEP’s 2022-2025 roadmap.

“As the beauty industry involves consumer safety related procedures or activities such as invasive and non-invasive treatments, the department will and has had further discussions with the Department of Health and also related organizations to find the best control method for this beauty industry,” he said.

Meanwhile, to date, KPDNHEP has registered a total of 661 cases related to beauty and aesthetics, he said. ― Bernama