On Sep. 28, 2020, China NMPA released the first draft of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) for Cosmetics. On Sep. 8, 2021, China NMPA consults on the second draft of Good Manufacturing Practices for Cosmetics (the Practices). The number of articles in the second draft is reduced from 77 to 64, and some standards are relaxed.
Domestic cosmetic registrants, notifiers, and entrusted production enterprises should organize the cosmetics production in accordance with the requirements of the Good Manufacturing Practices for Cosmetics. The Practices are divided into 9 chapters and 2 annexes, covering all aspects of cosmetic production and quality control such as ingredients, personnel, equipment, sanitation, inspection, packaging, storage, transportation, sales and recall. As the second draft mentions that the regulation’s effective date is Jan. 1, 2022, it is expected that its finalized version will be issued before 2022.
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