2020 is proving to be a big year for cosmetics regulations in China with the highly anticipated Cosmetic Supervision and Administration Regulation (CSAR) being finalized on June 29, 2020. It will formally replace the outdated Cosmetics Hygiene Supervision Regulations. 4 subsidiary regulations have been written and released in July 2020 to help clarify detailed requirements with additional subsidiary regulations on the way.
To help stakeholders smoothly transition over to a new regulatory era, we have invited experienced technical experts and research analysts from REACH24H and ChemLinked to conduct an exclusive interview on some burning questions related to CSAR. We will cover the animal testing regulation, new ingredient registration/notification and the first-hand information on the release schedule of the subsidiary regulations.
How will China regulate animal testing?
The mandatory animal testing requirement is a major hurdle to imported enterprises entering the Chinese market. The released draft Administrative Measures for Filing of Non-special Use Cosmetics 2019 indicates that the mandatory animal testing for some imported general cosmetics can be probably replaced by safety assessments.
After the release of CSAR, how will China regulate animal testing? Is it possible to end cosmetic animal testing in China? If animal testing could be exempted, what would the impacts be? Our expert guests will share their unique insights and future predictions during the interview.
With more favorable policies on new ingredients, what can enterprises do to prepare in advance?
One of the highlights of CSAR is the innovation of a new cosmetic ingredient regulatory mechanism. New high-risk ingredients are required to be registered with NMPA and obtain approval, while low-risk ingredients will be subject to notification management. Registrants and notifiers need to report the new ingredients’ use and safety data to the NMPA annually for a period of three years.
How will these changes affect foreign enterprises exporting cosmetics/ingredients to China? In order to benefit from these favorable policy changes what preparations can enterprises make? These are some questions in which enterprises urgently need answers to help them make vital business decisions. Let’s see what our guests have to say in these matters.
Watch the interview and learn more on:
What subsidiary regulations will be issued next?
What are the requirements for safety assessment report and assessor?
Are foreign safety assessment reports and safety assessors recognized?
What are the measures with the most Chinese characteristics and the inevitability of their implementations?
[English Translation] Cosmetic Supervision and Administration Regulation