ABSTRACT: This article offers an overview on the new cosmetic importation system operating in Shanghai China dubbed the “Pudong Trial”. The article offers readers an overview of critical issues pertaining to the pilot program. Furthermore this article will highlight the status quo of cosmetic filing practices as well as a more in-depth analysis of pros and cons of the new trial system. Finally, tips will be included for exporters to help develop an efficient market entry strategy.
PUDONG TRIAL LOWERS MARKET ENTRY THRESHOLD
From March 1st 2017, a pilot filing process has been implemented for non-special cosmetics imported for the first time to ports in the Shanghai Pudong New Area using domestic dealers registered in the same area. The pilot program will test the feasibility of a post market supervision and inspection system for imported non-special cosmetics. It also introduces the concept of “Domestic Responsible Person”.
The Status Quo of the Pudong Filing Trial
The filing management for first imported non-special cosmetics has been implemented for more than half a year and has attracted loads of attention from the global cosmetic industry with many companies even participating in the trial.