In March 2022, China National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) released the draft Inspection Points and Judgment Principles of Cosmetic Good Manufacturing Practices (Points). Seven months after its release, on October 25, 2022, NMPA released the finalized version, which will take effect on December 1, 2022.
Compared to the previous draft, the finalized Points adopts minor amendments. Following the framework set in the draft, it consists of 105 inspection points, and sets separate inspection items for manufacturing and entrusting enterprises. Besides, it introduces the judgment principles of cosmetics regulatory departments, offering enterprises guidance on complying with the Good Manufacturing Practices for Cosmetics.