On September 4, 2023, China National Institutes for Food and Drug Control (NIFDC) introduced and enforced three Guidelines as follows:
With the implementation of these Guidelines, updates were made to the Cosmetic Ingredients Safety Information Submission Platform and the Cosmetics Registration and Notification Information Service Platform. Among these updates, two changes have received significant attention:
1. In the registration and notification process of cosmetic products, the registrant and notifier are no longer allowed to use previously obtained submission codes for compound ingredients to associate ingredient safety information.
2. The Cosmetic Ingredients Safety Information Submission Platform no longer supports the application for new submission codes for compound ingredients that do not have existing codes.
These two changes have generated extensive attention and discussion within the industry, posing challenges for industry’s adaptation in the short term. However, on September 14, 2023, further clarity was provided regarding the use of previously obtained submission codes for compound ingredients.