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 Time||Number of Batches||Product Category||Countries of Origin||Port of Entry||Reasons for Non-compliance|
|November||1||Bath sets||Japan||Jiangsu||Lack of filing certificate|
|2||Hair conditioner||Shanghai||Microbial 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 63 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:
|Manufacturer’s name and address|
|Full ingredients list|
|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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