Inconsistencies between the results of testing and/or cosmetic inspection and the corresponding certificates supplied by importers were the main reason for imported cosmetics being rejected by GAC during customs inspection at Chinese ports from April to June.
According to the latest data supplied by China General Administration of Customs (GAC) on non-compliant cosmetics, a total of 27 batches of substandard cosmetics imported from 6 countries failed customs inspection in the second quarter of 2019.
Major categories of cosmetics rejected were skincare and cleansing cosmetics. Reasons for rejections were primarily associated with invalid cosmetic certificates, including inconsistent between cosmetic inspection/testing results and the certificate supplied or incomplete certificates or relevant materials.
The table below details the information of rejected cosmetics each month:
|Rejection Time||Number of Batches||Product Category||Country of Origin||Reasons for Non-compliance|
|April ||1||Hair perm||Germany||Exceed the shelf life.|
|1||Shampoo||South Korea||Exceed the shelf life.|
|1||Toothpaste||France||Exceed the shelf life.|
|2||Eye make-up remover, moisturizing spray||France||Inconsistencies between inspected cosmetics and corresponding certificates|
|May ||2||Facial cream||Italy||Inconsistencies between inspected cosmetics and corresponding certificates|
|June ||7||Facial cream/lotion, mask, cleansing gel||Italy||Inconsistencies between inspected cosmetics and corresponding certificates|
|2||Hair conditioner, body lotion||Syria||Fail to submit the required certificates or relevant materials|
|1||Hand wash||Switzerland||Fail to submit the required certificates or relevant materials|
Note: All the non-compliant cosmetic products have been either returned or destroyed at the port.
For detailed customs inspection requirements of imported cosmetics, please refer to CL Expert Article: China Cosmetics Import Compliance: Focus on Customs Inspection and Quarantine.
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