Recently CFDA cosmetic registration management bureau released a draft version of the new “Cosmetic Classification Standard”. The new system will use numbers to codify cosmetics based on target users, dosage form, application area and functional claims.
China’s current cosmetic classification system as detailed in the overarching regulation “Regulations concerning the Hygiene Supervision over Cosmetics 1989” is no longer adequate to manage China’s cosmetics sector. The new system will codify cosmetics as shown below based on: 1) Functional claims; 2) Application area; 3) Dosage forms; 4) Target population
The structure of coding system:
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