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Administrative Measures on Inspection and Quarantine of Import and Export Cosmetics (2018 Edition)
Local Title:
进出口化妆品检验检疫监督管理办法
Country/Region:
China
Competent Authority:
General Administration of Customs
Type:
Regulation
Status:
In force
Release Date:
2018-11-23
Implementation Date:
2018-11-23
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Official Measures for the Administration of Imported and Exported Cosmetics Inspection and Quarantine Supervision (2018 Version)
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Official GAC's Notice on Amending Administrative Measures on Inspection and Quarantine of Import and Export Cosmetics
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Summary

Referring to the Law of the People’s Republic of China on Import and Export Commodity Inspection, Regulations concerning the Hygiene Supervision over Cosmetics, these measures were laid down to guarantee the safety and quality of imported and exported cosmetics and to safeguard consumer’s health, which are applied to the inspection and quarantine of cosmetics (finished or semi-finished products) contained in the Catalogue of Entry-Exit Commodities Inspected and Quarantined by the Customs and required by other international treaties, related laws and regulations. 

As the name implies, measures include the inspection & quarantine of imported and exported, non-trade cosmetics, supervision and administration along with legal responsibility. The last part is an appendix containing the explanation of five terms, such as cosmetics, semi-finished cosmetics, and finished cosmetics. 

The regulation was originally passed in 2011 and went into effect since Feb.1, 2012. In March 2018, China administrative bodies and ministries underwent large-scale institutional reform. In a move to adapt to the post-reform regulatory framework, China GAC issued No. 243 order on Nov. 23 to amend some provisions of 45 regulations including the Measures for the Administration of Imported and Exported Cosmetics Inspection and Quarantine Supervision. All revisions have taken into effect as of the date of release.

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