After 30 years of waiting, China finalized the Cosmetic Supervision and Administration Regulation (CSAR) on Jun 29, 2020. It will be implemented on Jan 1, 2021 and a series of supporting rules will be introduced.
The new regulation is designed to overhaul the outdated regulatory framework and address issues revolving around cosmetic pre-market and post-market management in new situations, such as cosmetic classification, new ingredient management, efficacy evaluation, safety assessment, online cosmetic supervision, accountability system, and punitive measures.
It consists of 6 chapters with 80 articles, as shown below:
Chapter I General Provisions
Chapter II Ingredients and Products
Chapter III Production and Operation
Chapter IV Supervision and Administration
Chapter V Legal Liability
Chapter VI Supplementary Provisions