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China NMPA Publishes Cosmetic Supervisory Statistics in 2020

On Apr. 20, 2021, China National Medical Products Administration (hereafter referred to as NMPA) released the 2020 annual report on drug supervisory statistics, including statistics on 1) cosmetic registration and notification, 2) investigation and handling of non-compliant cosmetics, as well as 3) licensing for and routine inspection on cosmetic manufacturers.

1. Cosmetic Registration and Notification Statistics

In 2020, NMPA approved a total of 1,493 imported special cosmetics for the first registration, renewed 465, modified 169, reissued 2, and cancelled 26 special cosmetics registration licenses. 21,682 imported general cosmetics have been notified. By the end of 2020, there were 89,201 imported special and general cosmetics in total listed in the NMPA registration and notification system.

The registration of two imported new cosmetics ingredients (hereafter referred to as NCI) were approved in 2020.

Category

Domestic Cosmetics

Imported Cosmetics

 Total

Special Cosmetics

First Registration

Accepted

4,160

1,591

5,751

Approved

3,388

1,493

4,881

Disapproved

140

58

198

Renewal

Accepted

926

370

1,296

Approved

1,375

465

1,840

Disapproved

241

117

358

Modification

Accepted

1,577

226

1,803

Approved

1,457

169

1,626

Disapproved

20

1

21

Reissuance

Accepted

23

7

30

Approved

19

2

21

Disapproved

0

0

0

Cancellation

Accepted

37

47

84

Approved

36

26

62

Disapproved

0

0

0

Imported General Cosmetics

Notified in 2020

/

21,682

21,682

Total Number in the System

/

79,248

79,248

NCI

Registration

Accepted

3

7

10

Approved

1

2

3

Disapproved

2

9

11

Notification

Accepted

0

0

0

Approved

0

0

0

Disapproved

0

0

0

Total Number in the System

13,984

89,201

103,185

Table 1 Detailed Cosmetics Supervisory Statistics

2. Investigation and Handling of Non-compliant Cosmetics

In 2020, a total of 14,316 non-compliant cosmetics were investigated and punished, a year-on-year growth of 64.50%, with a value of 204 million yuan. Most non-compliant cosmetics were found in routine inspections and special inspections.

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The main non-compliant enterprises were cosmetic operators and beauty salons, with 8,943 cases being investigated and 2,722 cases being punished. Most of them were located in Guangdong, Guangxi, Hebei, Zhejiang, and Sichuan province.

types of main non-compliant enterprises.pngprovincial distribution of non-compliant enterprises.pngA total of 76.34 million yuan of fines were imposed on non-compliant enterprises. 5,342 counterfeit production and sales dens were destroyed. 625 enterprises were requested to suspend production and operation. 52 cases were transferred to judiciary authorities.

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3. Licensing for and Routine Inspection on Cosmetics Manufacturers

By the end of 2020, there were 5,447 cosmetic manufacturers and 132 toothpaste manufacturers in China. Cosmetic manufacturers have been inspected 11,000 times in 2020, and 75 manufacturers have been asked to suspend production.

Number of inspected cosmetic manufacturers

10,962

Number of unannounced inspections for cosmetic manufacturers

1,548

Manufacturers been asked to suspend production

75

Manufacturers completed rectification

1,604

Manufacturers resumed production after rectification

177

Table 2 Detailed Inspection Statistics

Further Reading

China Online Cosmetic Market Data in 2021Q1

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