On October 19, 2023, China National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) solicited opinions on Administrative Measures on Cosmetics Inspection (hereinafter referred to as the "Measures").
The Measures represents the first system construction by NMPA aimed at comprehensively standardizing cosmetics inspections since the implementation of the Cosmetic Supervision and Administration Regulation (CSAR). With 8 chapters and 46 articles, the Measures systematically clarifies the requirements for inspection categories, inspection procedures, link between inspection and audit, and result handling. It aims to address the main problems currently faced in cosmetics inspection work.
The Measures applies to the following areas:
1. Inspection of:
Registration and notification of new cosmetic ingredients (NCIs);
Registration and notification of cosmetic products;
Extension inspections conducted by medical products administration departments on suppliers and manufacturers of cosmetic ingredients and primary packaging materials, as required for regulatory purposes.
2. Inspection of toothpaste production and operation.