On May 7, 2021, the NMPA (National Medical Products Administration) issued the notice regarding the transition from old to new platforms for cosmetics registration and filing.
- From May 1, 2021, onwards, new applications for cosmetics filing and registration must be submitted on the new platform.
- For applications submitted before May 1, 2021, the old platform and standard working procedures will remain unchanged and will continue to be used for cosmetic review and approval.
- For applications submitted before May 1, 2021, if the submitted information does not meet the requirements, the applicant will be notified and must ensure that the correction is made no later than September 15, 2021, otherwise, the filing application will be rejected.
- For applicants who have an account in the old filing and registration platform, and are in the process of applying for an online account in the new platform, NMPA allows to submit some documents later (e.g. quality management system overview, adverse reaction monitoring and evaluation system overview). This helps to speed up new online account openings, while giving applicants the chance to diligently complete these documents. Applicants must submit a letter of commitment that they will supplement these documents before January 1, 2022. Each provincial MPA can conditionally review and accept such online account applications and give temporary user rights, allowing for cosmetic registration and filing related work to be carried out. (Please note: If applicants fail to submit the supplementary information within the deadline, the temporary user rights will automatically expire on January 1, 2022.)
Should you require support with your online account opening, feel free to reach out to us.
By James Xu. Contact Cisema if you would like to learn more.