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China Likely to Ban Repackaging of Cosmetics

  •   19 May 2016
  •    Angelita Hu
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    China Likely to Ban Repackaging of CosmeticsOur sources have reliably informed us that in the near future the sale of repackaged cosmetics will be prohibited by CFDA. In fact it has been revealed by some companies that filing of repacked cosmetics has already been rejected by Beijing FDA. Guangdong FDA has notified companies within its prefecture of the upcoming dramatic change but no specific enforcement rule or transitional measures have been issued. However, in some provinces e.g. Jiangsu, filing is still acceptable.

    Changes to Regulatory Requirements

    Industry first became aware of the changes in cosmetic regulatory requirements when companies applied for filing modification of repacked cosmetics. The notification released by the CFDA on Dec 15th 2015 stipulated that since January 1st 2016, Cosmetics manufacturers shall exchange National Industrial Manufacture License and Hygiene License for Cosmetics Manufacturers for one Cosmetics Manufacture License and complete the exchange before January 1st 2017. The new license holders are required to update existing packaging with the new license number necessitating   an application for filing modification. However FDA has outlined that repacking of cosmetics is banned after consol...

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