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CSAR Subsidiary Regulations: China NMPA Consults on the Second Draft of Good Manufacturing Practices for Cosmetics

Compared with the first draft, the second draft of Good Manufacturing Practices for Cosmetics relaxes the qualification requirements for the person in charge of quality and safety, the person in charge of the quality management department and person in charge of the production management department. The draft also refines the management requirements for brands who entrust factories to produce cosmetics.

On Sep. 28, 2020, China NMPA released the first draft of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) for Cosmetics. On Sep. 8, 2021, China NMPA consults on the second draft Good Manufacturing Practices for Cosmetics (the Practices). 1 The number of articles in the second draft is reduced from 77 to 64, and some standards are relaxed. Any suggestions can be mailed to NMPA (hzpjgc@nmpa.gov.cn) before Sep. 28, 2021.

Domestic cosmetic registrants, notifiers, and entrusted production enterprises should organize the cosmetics production in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practices for Cosmetics. The Practices are divided into nine chapters and two annexes, covering all aspects of cosmetic production and quality control such as ingredients, personnel, equipment, sanitation, inspection, packaging, storage, transportation, sales and recall. As the second draft mentions that the Practices' effective date is Jan. 1, 2022, it is expected that its finalized version will be issued before 2022.

Compared with the first draft, some adjustments are as follows:

1. Relax the qualification requirements for the person in charge of quality and safety, the person in charge of the quality management department and the person in charge of the production management department.

Cosmetic production enterprise should appoint the person in charge of quality and safety, person in charge of the quality management department and person in charge of the production management department.

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