After 30 years of waiting, China implemented the Cosmetic Supervision and Administration Regulation (CSAR) on Jan 1, 2021. A series of supporting rules will be introduced and implemented, indicating the overhaul of China’s cosmetic regulatory framework. Stakeholders are now ushering in a new era of streamlined management.
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CSAR (Cosmetic Supervision and Administration Regulation) is the highly anticipated future overarching regulation in China. The final version was released by China State Council on June 29, 2020 and will be implemented on January 1, 2021. It will replace the existing Cosmetics Hygiene Supervision Regulation which was released in 1989.
Cosmetic ingredients will be regulated based on risks. Ingredients with high risk such as new preservatives, sunscreens, colorants, hair dyes, whitening agents shall register with the NMPA and obtain approval, while ingredients with low risk will only require notification.
CSAR subordinate regulation released a signal that imported non-special use cosmetics will be likely to be exempt from mandatory animal testing. The 2 premises for animal testing exemption are GMP certification and safety risk assessment results.
Cosmetic efficacy claims shall have sufficient scientific evidence to back them up and shall be exposed to the public on NMPA’s website for social supervision. Cosmetic registrants or filers shall be responsible for the compliance of efficacy claims.
Cosmetic registrants and notifiers shall conduct cosmetic safety assessments on their own or entrust professional institutions prior to registration and notification.
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Regulation Release Date Implement Date Price Operating
Cosmetic Supervision and Administration Regulation EN 2020-06-29 2021-01-01
$299
Inspection Points and Judgment Principles of Cosmetic Good Manufacturing Practices 2022-10-25 2022-12-01
$800
Measures for the Management of Cosmetic Sampling Testing (Draft for Comments) 2022-06-24 -
$350
Technical Guidelines for Children Cosmetics (Draft for Comments) 2022-04-11 -
$450
Formulation and Revision Instructions and Revision Comparison Table of Safety and Technical Standards for Cosmetics 2022 (Draft for Comments) 2022-03-30 -
$880
Inspection Points and Judgment Principles of Cosmetic Good Manufacturing Practices (Draft for Comments) 2022-03-30 -
$800
Measures for the Management of Cosmetic Adverse Reaction Monitoring 2022-02-21 2022-10-01
$320
Good Manufacturing Practices for Cosmetics 2022-01-07 2022-07-01
$350
Technical Guidance for Submission of Cosmetic Ingredients Safety Information 2021-12-31 2021-12-31
$180
Supervision and Administration Provisions on Children Cosmetics 2021-10-08 2022-01-01
$120
Measures for the Management of Cosmetic Adverse Reaction Monitoring (Second Draft for Comments) 2021-09-29 -
$320
Good Manufacturing Practices for Cosmetics (Second Draft for Comments) 2021-09-08 -
$350
Supervision and Administration Measures on Cosmetics Manufacture and Operation 2021-08-02 2022-01-01
$340
Administrative Measures on Cosmetics Labeling 2021-06-03 2022-05-01
$140
Working Rules for Management of Cosmetic Supplementary Testing Methods 2021-04-28 2021-07-01
$240
Technical Guidelines for Cosmetic Safety Assessment 2021-04-09 2021-05-01
$640
Standards for Cosmetic Efficacy Claim Evaluation_EN 2021-04-09 2021-05-01
$180
Cosmetic Classification Rules and Catalogs 2021-04-09 2021-05-01
$60
Provisions for Management of Cosmetic Registration and Notification Dossiers 2021-03-04 2021-05-01
$650
Provisions for Management of New Cosmetic Ingredient Registration and Notification Dossiers 2021-03-04 2021-05-01
$450
Test Method for Efficacy Measurement of Skin Whitening Cosmetic Products 2021-03-02 2021-03-02
$199
Test Method for Efficacy Measurement of Anti-hair Loss Cosmetic Products 2021-03-02 2021-03-02
$129
Instructions for Toothpaste Notification Dossiers 2021-01-06 -
$1050
Administrative Measures on Cosmetic Registration and Notification 2021-01-12 2021-05-01
$299
Administrative Measures on Toothpaste (Draft for Comments) 2020-11-13 -
$80
Standards for the Management of Cosmetic Sampling Testing (Draft for Comments) 2020-09-28 -
$300
China Measures for the Management of Cosmetic Adverse Reaction Monitoring (Draft for Comments) 2020-09-28 -
$300
Working Rules for Cosmetic Registration and Filing Testing 2019-09-10 2019-09-10
$335
Regulation Release Date Implement Date Price Operating
Japanese Version: Cosmetic Supervision and Administration Regulation 2020-06-29 2021-01-01
$299
Regulation Release Date Implement Date Price Operating
Korean Version: Cosmetic Supervision and Administration Regulation 2020-06-29 2021-01-01
$299
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Transitional Measures – After May 1, 2021
Registration of High-risk New Cosmetic Ingredients
Notification of Medium/Low-risk New Cosmetic Ingredients
Registration of Special Cosmetics
Notification of General Cosmetics
Renewal of Special Cosmetics' Registration Certificate
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