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Impacts of China’s New Sunscreen Labeling Requirements

  •   1 Jul 2016
  •    Angelita Hu
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    Impacts of China’s New Sunscreen Labeling RequirementsThe new sunscreens labeling requirements released by CFDA on June 1 permits the marking of SPF > 50 and PA ++++ on labels.

    1 International Companies

    The new requirements are expected to be favorable for international companies by allowing greater labeling flexibility.

    As stipulated, starting June 1 2016 manufactures/importers that want to adjust the claims of their existing sunscreens are permitted to apply for modification by submitting corresponding testing reports. Different from other cosmetics, sunscreens enjoy a preferential policy which CFDA can accept UV test reports of SPF value, water resistance and PFA value from overseas labs. As overseas countries/regions such as EU, America and Japan have accepted SPF 50+ and PA++++ for a long time importers have existing qualified testing reports which are acceptable by CFDA. In such case, they can submit their applications immediately and change th...

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