On June 29, 2020, China’s State Council announced the implementation of the new regulation for CSAR (Cosmetics Supervision and Administration), which will become effective on January 1, 2021.
The definition of cosmetics
Classification of Cosmetics
Note: Registered products with functions for hair growing, depilatories, breast enhancement, body slimming, and deodorants will no longer be classified as special cosmetics after a 5-year transition period.
Classification of Cosmetic Ingredients
Note: After the registration / filing of new ingredients, the registrant / filer should report the current status of consumer use and safety to the NMPA annually for 3 consecutive years. If any safety issues should occur during these three years, the registration / filing will be cancelled, otherwise, the new ingredient will be included in the list of used ingredients (IECIC, also known as Inventory of Existing Cosmetic Ingredients in China).
Note: According to the China Oral Care Industry Association’s announcement on July 2, 2020, toothpaste products are not considered as cosmetics. Further information will be disclosed by the NMPA.
Requirements for registrants and filers
Penalties for violations
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