The main reasons for imported cosmetics being rejected by GAC during customs inspection at Chinese ports from July to August were product expiry date issues, incomplete certificates or failure to submit relevant materials.
As revealed by China General Administration of Custom’s latest data on non-compliant cosmetics, a total of 40 batches of substandard cosmetics imported from 5 countries failed customs inspection in July and August this year.
The cosmetics rejected range from semi-finished products, samples and finished products. Reasons for rejections were primarily associated with exceeding the shelf life. Additional reasons were incomplete certificates or relevant materials and excessive bacteria count.
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|
|July ||5||Skincare cosmetic kit, facial mask||Korea||Failure to submit the required certificates or relevant materials|
|2||Shampoo (sample for trial), hair condition (sample for trial)||Italy|
|24||Shaving gel, cologne, shower gel, deodorant, bath cream, moisturizer, foaming hand wash, hand wash, essential oil, sunscreen||America||Exceed the shelf life|
|August ||7||Soap, handmade soap||Malaysia||Failure to submit the required certificates or relevant materials|
|1||Fermented organic solution (semi-finished products)||Korea||Excessive bacteria count|
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 Officials Clarify Customs Supervision Items on Imported Cosmetics.
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