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November 2018 Non-Compliant Cosmetics Data Released by China Customs

  •   30 Dec 2018
  •    Hedy He
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    Takehome:
    The reasons for cosmetics being rejected by Chinese Customs authorities during customs and quarantine inspection at Chinese ports in November was lack of filing certificate and microbial contamination.

    Import Failure in November

    According to data on non-compliant cosmetics from China GAC, 2 batches of cosmetics from Japan were rejected in November 2018, which are bath sets and hair conditioner. Reasons for rejections are lack of filing certificate and microbial contamination.

    The table below details the information of rejected cosmetics:

    Rejection TimeNumber of BatchesProduct CategoryCountries of OriginPort of EntryReasons for Non-compliance
    November1Bath setsJapanJiangsuLack of filing certificate
    1Hair conditionerShanghaiMicrobial contamination

    Note: All the non-compliant cosmetic products have been either returned or destroyed at the port.

    Import Failure from Jan. – Nov. 2018

    From Jan to Nov 2018, there are a total of 61 batches of cosmetics were rejected. Most of them are body cream, soap and oral care products. Reasons for rejections were primarily associated with invalid cosmetic certificates including inconsistent cosmetics and corresponding certificate, incomplete certificate or lack of filing certificate, and unqualified labeling (most for oral care products).

    Data Analysis of Compliance Failure from Jan. - Nov.:

    Required Information on Labels for Oral Care and Cleaning Products:

    Product name
    Manufacturer’s name and address
    Net content
    Full ingredients list
    Guarantee period
    Number of standard used
    Products safety warnings
    Storage condition and guidelines for use (recommended)

    *Except for registered trademark, all information should be labeled in Chinese

    Detailed requirements for cosmetics labelling can refer to the following 2 documents (English version).
                                                                         
        Administrative Provisions on Cosmetic Labeling        General Labeling for Oral Care and Cleansing Products
             

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