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2014: Implementation & Trends of China's Cosmetics Regulations
Jan 12, 2015
Along with the development of the Chinese cosmetic industry, the demands of increased global trade and technological development as well as the regulatory disparities existing between Chinese regulatory frameworks and that of its global counterparts, cosmetic regulatory reform in China is imperative. On the 11th of Sep 2013 China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) announced the revision of the overarching regulation Regulations concerning the Hygiene Supervision over Cosmetics. The amendment was not simply a refinement of its predecessor but represented an overhaul of the regulatory system and served as the foundation for all future reforms.In the remaining months of 2013, CFDA continued reformations with a series of revisions of the overarching regulation through successive rounds of public consultation and also promulgated two significant regulations namely Requirements for Filing of Domestic Non-special Use Cosmetic Products and Requirements for Management on Whitening Products. However all these amendments did not enter into force in 2013 except the Requirements for Management on Whitening Products. The regulation stipulates, "Whitening products are reclassified as special use cosmetics and fall into the category of spot-removing products. From 30 June 2015, the manufacture and import of whitening products without an accompanying special use cosmetic certificate will be banned". The ground work for reform of China's cosmetic industry began in 2013 with the drafting of major new regulations however the major restructuring of the industry only really began in earnest in 2014 with the implementation of many of these previous draft regulations and the implementation of other new supporting regulations.
Introduction on the Regulatory Requirements of Wet Wipe in China
Dec 05, 2014
As consumers' demands grow rapidly, the function of wet wipes becomes more various from the original cleansing purpose to multi-functions, such as UV-protection, make-up removal, anti-wrinkle, etc. Wet wipes of different functions are subject to different regulatory requirements. China categorizes wet wipes into hygienic and cosmetic ones which will receive respective supervisions. This Guidance tries to figure out the borderline between hygienic and cosmetic wet wipes and specify corresponding obligations that companies involved need to carry out.
Introduction of the Lists of Regulated Cosmetic Ingredients in China
Dec 05, 2014
China adopts a variety of lists to administrate cosmetic ingredients, such as existing, prohibited, restricted ingredients, etc. Manufacturers of cosmetics need to be compliant with requirements indicated by each list. This guidance retrospects the background and elaborates on the current state of lists concerning cosmetic ingredients in china, aiming to reduce confusion and assure your compliance excellence.
Steps to Exporting Cosmetic Products to China
Dec 05, 2014
Before exporting cosmetic products into China, overseas manufacturers need pre-market registration of their products with CFDA. Apart from the crucial step of safety evaluation, close attention should also be paid to the labeling, packaging, naming and functional claims of products to assure victor in both registration and pass of the import inspection and quarantine carried out by CIQs. This Guidance aims to inform you of steps and key points to your successful exportation of cosmetics to China.
Pre-market Approval of New Cosmetic Ingredients in China
Dec 05, 2014
The demanding and drawn-out registration process of new cosmetic ingredients in China is not a task for the faint of heart. What are the major stumbling blocks that make it such tough so that only three new cosmetic ingredients have been approved by SFDA in previously 4 years? The Guidance is written to throw light upon key areas that applicants need special attentions, including determination of a new cosmetic ingredient, dossiers of vital importance, safety evaluation, exemption cases of toxicological data as well as other highlights and advices.
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