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[Updated] CSAR Subsidiary Regulations: China Publishes the Finalized Administrative Measures on Cosmetics Registration and Notification

The Administrative Measures on Cosmetics Registration and Notification will come into force on May 1, 2021. The Administrative Measures clarifies the basic requirements for registration and notification management of cosmetics and new cosmetic ingredients, including some new concepts, patent protection for the new ingredients, ingredient traceability management, annual reporting, etc.

Recent Update

On December 31, 2020, the draft Administrative Measures on Cosmetic Registration officially passed the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) and was renamed Administrative Measures on Cosmetics Registration and Notification[2]. On January 12, 2021, the finalized regulation's full text was officially published and will take effect on May 1, 2021 [3].

The new regulation includes a total of 6 chapters and 63 articles. Compared to the previous draft released in July 2020, the new regulation is further modified and simplified to add clarity and increase the logicality. 

The main revisions are as follows: 

1. Amends the requirements for cosmetic/new cosmetic ingredient registrant and notifier, and adds a new obligation for domestic responsible person. 


Administrative Measures on Cosmetic Registration (Draft)

Administrative Measures on Cosmetics Registration and Notification

Cosmetic /new cosmetic ingredient registrant and notifier

  1. Having a quality management system compatible with the cosmetics to be registered or notified, and equipped with a quality and safety responsible person with professional knowledge of cosmetics quality and safety and more than 5 years of experience in cosmetics production or quality management;

  2. Having management systems for supplier selection, ingredients acceptance, production process, and quality control, equipment management, product testing, and sample retention, etc. that are compatible with the cosmetics to be registered or notified;

  3. Having cosmetics safety risk assessment, adverse reaction monitoring and evaluation, and cosmetics recall systems that are compatible with the cosmetics to be registered or notified. Cosmetic registrants and notifiers shall be equipped with the institutions and personnel that are compatible with the implementation of the aforementioned systems and have the ability to ensure the implementation of various systems.

  1. It is an enterprise or other organization established according to the law;

  2. Having a quality management system compatible with the cosmetics to be registered or notified;

  3. Having the ability of adverse reaction monitoring and evaluation.

 

If the registrant applies for the registration of special cosmetics for the first time or the notifier conducts the notification of general cosmetics for the first time, he/she shall submit relevant certification documents that meet the requirements herein.

cosmetic /new cosmetic ingredient domestic responsible person

  • Registering or notifying cosmetics or new ingredients in the name of the registrant or notifier, and putting the products on the domestic market;

  • Assisting the registrant or notifier to carry out adverse cosmetic reaction monitoring, product recalls, and new ingredient safety monitoring and reporting;

  • Cooperating with the supervision and inspection of supervision departments.

  • Registering or notifying cosmetics or new ingredients in the name of the registrant or notifier;

  • Assisting the registrant or notifier to carry out adverse cosmetic reaction monitoring, and new ingredient safety monitoring and reporting;

  • Assisting the registrant or notifier to implement the recall of cosmetics and new cosmetic ingredients;

  • Bearing corresponding quality and safety responsibilities of cosmetics and new cosmetic placed on the domestic market, per the agreement with the registrant and notifier;

  • Cooperating with the supervision and inspection of medical product administration departments.

2. Refines the requirements for the confirmation of cosmetic entrusted production.

Administrative Measures on Cosmetic Registration (Draft)

Administrative Measures on Cosmetics Registration and Notification

In the case of cosmetic entrusted production, the cosmetics registrants or notifiers shall submit the entrustment relationship documents at the time of applying for registration or notification.

  • Domestic cosmetics: the cosmetics manufacturer shall confirm the entrusted production relationship through the information service platform when applying for registration or notification;

  • Imported cosmetics: the cosmetics registrant or notifier shall submit the entrustment relationship documents.

3. Adds a new situation for the change of cosmetic notification. The new regulation stipulates that the notified general cosmetics are not allowed to change the product formula, except for minor changes in the product formula caused by changes in the source of ingredients and other reasons.

4. Deletes the registrants’ self-inspection requirements for the renewal of special cosmetic registration certificate and specifies that the renewal application shall be submitted within 90 to 30 working days before the expiration of the product registration certificate.

5. Deletes the provisions related to soap management.

Note: Text in red indicates changes in comparison to the draft Measures. The English transaltion and the interpretation article will come soon.


[July 21, 2020] China Consults on the Draft Administrative Measures on Cosmetic Registration

On July 21, China Ministry of Justice opened a public consultation on the Administrative Measures on Cosmetic Registration, one of the subsidiary regulations of the Cosmetic Supervision and Administration Regulation (CSAR). The deadline for the consultation is August 20, 2020.

Stakeholders can feedback suggestions in one of the following ways within the period:

  1. Log in to the official website of China Ministry of Justice, and enter the "Legislative Opinion Collection" section of the main menu on the home page to submit opinions.

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  2. Submit comments by mail or by courier, with the envelope indicating “化妆品注册管理办法征求意见 (Consultation on Administrative Measures on Cosmetic Registration)”.

    * Address: No. 1, Beiluyuan, Zhanlan Road, Xicheng District, Beijing

    * Zip Code: 100037

  3. Email to huazhuangpinchu@163.com.

Main Content

The Administrative Measures on Cosmetic Registration (hereinafter referred to as “The Measures”) encompasses 7 chapters and 88 articles and are primarily designed to specify the basic requirements for the administration of cosmetic pre-market approval coupled with new cosmetic ingredients registration and filing.

Specifics are as follows:

1. Clarification of Some Basic Concepts

There are some new concepts in the CSAR and the Measures make further explanations on them.

  • Registration refers to the activity in which the registrant submits a registration application in accordance with legal conditions, procedures and requirements, and the medical products administration department reviews the safety and quality controllability of the cosmetics or new cosmetic ingredients applied for registration, and decides whether to approve the registration application.

  • Filing refers to the activity that the filer submits documents indicating product safety and quality controllability to the medical products administration department for archiving for future reference in accordance with legal conditions, procedures and requirements.

  • Registrant or filer refers to the enterprise or other organization that brings products to the market in its own name, and can bear civil liabilities independently.

    The registration/filer shall have quality management capability, establish systems relating to quality control, cosmetic safety risk assessment, adverse reaction monitoring and evaluation, and cosmetic recall, and shall be equipped with institutions and personnel capable of implementing the above systems.

    If the registrant or filer is an overseas enterprise, a corporate legal person in the territory of China shall be designated as the domestic responsible person to handle cosmetics/new ingredient registration and filing, market the products and assist in monitoring of cosmetics adverse reactions and implementation of product recalls.

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