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Cosmetic Labeling Requirements in China: Cross Regulatory Compliance
Jul 26, 2013
Based on the latest figures from National Bureau of Statistics, cosmetics sales in China maintains an average annual growth rate of 16% - 20%(17% last year), only after America, Europe and Japan, and have leaped to the world's fourth-largest cosmetics market. Imported cosmetic products, as many other countries/regions regulated, will need a Chinese label before entering Chinese territory. However, it is a little bit complex here because two authorities established their own system of...
Children's Cosmetics: Obligations for Foreign Stakeholders in the Chinese Market
May 15, 2013
After 3-year study and internal discussion, as well as the 8-month public consultation, the "Guidance on Application and Review of Children's Cosmetics" was finally released by the CFDA (China Food and Drug Administration) in October, 2012 and came into effect since February 1st this year. It regulates the standard of cosmetics for children of 12 years including the definition, formula, toxicity, package, etc. Considering the population of children under 14 are over 220 million in China (Source from State Statistics Bureau), and the cosmetics market targeting children is estimated to hit 9.263 billion CNY in 2016 with a 17% annual increase (Source from Euromonitor), this guidance is crucial for the companies competing for their share in China’s children cosmetics market...
2012: A Recap of Cosmetic Regulatory Development in China
Jan 31, 2013
The State Food and Drug Administration which is responsible for cosmetic management in China was busy reforming the legislation and regulations governing areas of the cosmetics industry involving existing and new ingredients, labelling, children's cosmetics, alternative to animal testing...
New Cosmetic Ingredients Application Process: Interpretation and Advice
Oct 18, 2012
China imposes stringent supervision over new cosmetic ingredients (NCI) and their pre-market approval. According to the Article 9 of the overriding Regulations concerning the Hygiene Supervision over Cosmetics 1989, before a new ingredient is used to make cosmetics, an application must be made to the relevant health department for approval. As a matter of fact, it is tough and time-consuming to apply for the approval of a NCI in China though the tests conducted on new ingredients are one-third of those for new chemicals required under "MEP Order 7" and there is no need to perform environmental exposure assessment.
Registration of New Cosmetic Ingredients
Jul 30, 2011
Despite the global economic downturn, China's consumer cosmetics market has continued to develop and prosper. China has become the 3rd largest cosmetic market in the world after US and Japan. In China, the State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) is in charge of the supervision and management of cosmetics. Generally, the obligations for registration cosmetics in China depend on two categories...
China SFDA Circulated a Notice of Criticism of 11 Companies for Submitting False Notification Materials
Jul 20, 2011
On 18th July, 2011, China SFDA issued a public announcement on its website, giving warnings to those dishonest notifiers who forged the application materials for cosmetic products. The SFDA made the decision after thorough evaluation and inspection, then determined 7 cosmetic manufacturers and 4 Chinese responsible agencies for notification (CRANs) are involved in this "Counterfeit storm"...
Risk Assessment of Cosmetics in China
May 21, 2011
Following the publication last year of guidelines for the risk assessment of impurities in cosmetic ingredients, China is preparing similar guidelines for assessing the ingredient themselves, explains Martin Hu of REACH24H Consulting Group...
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