Triethanolamine is a common ingredient added to cosmetics, and the added concentration is usually low and generally acts as a PH regulator.
According to the catalog for managing import and export licenses for dual-use items and technologies, triethanolamine is a chemical that can be used as a raw material to make chemical weapons. To import or export dual-use items and technologies, you need to apply for an import or export license.
Additional Reading: Cosmetics Raw Material that can be Chemical weaponized: Triethanolamine
The most troublesome thing for enterprises is not only they need to apply for the dual-use phase license of triethanolamine, but also that many enterprises do not have this qualification to apply. It is a chemical that can be used as a raw material for the production of chemical weapons. In order to facilitate national management, it can only be applied by designated enterprises.
So now there is a new regulatory policy on triethanolamine from CosmeticsBridge Insights.