To better enforce toothpaste administration regulations and assist companies in determining the regulatory status of their ingredients, NMPA authorized China Oral Care Products Industry Association (COCIA) to compile the initial Inventory of Existing Toothpaste Ingredients in China. COCIA began collecting existing toothpaste ingredients from companies on July 29, 2020.
On January 12, 2024, COCIA released the initial version of the Inventory, comprising 1,026 ingredients. The Inventory includes information such as the Chinese name, INCI/English name, highest historical use concentration, and note. For ingredients with specific usage requirements stated in GB 22115 General Requirements on Raw Materials of Toothpastes, the note in the Inventory indicates that these ingredients should be used in accordance with the requirements of GB 22115.