On June 3, 2021, the NMPA released the Administrative Measures on Cosmetics Labeling (hereinafter referred to as “Measures”), that will be implemented in different phases:
|Applicant||Voluntary Period||Mandatory Start|
|New applicant||June 3, 2021 – April 30, 2022||May 1, 2022|
|Applicants with registrations / filings successfully approved |
before May 1, 2022
|June 3, 2021 – April 30, 2023||May 1, 2023|
For cosmetics registration and filing, GB5296.3 has always been the guiding principle for labeling requirements. The implementation of the “Measures” is a tailored and exclusive guidance to further standardize the labeling of cosmetics whilst making some changes to the GB5296.3 as indicated in the comparison table below.
|Labeling for DRAs (Domestic Responsible Agents) and factories||Name and address of the applicants are required for registration and filing||In addition to the applicant’s, the name and address of the DRAs and factories will also be required|
|Labeling for cosmetics with outer packaging and containers that have direct contact with the contents||/||According to the labeling requirements, the Chinese name of the product and product expiration dates* must be indicated|
|More than one factory designated by the registrant / filer to be part of the final production process (excluding the packaging process)||/||The names and addresses of all the factories can be displayed together on the Chinese Label|
|Labeling of raw materials||List the ingredients by names||In addition to the list of ingredient names, all cosmetic ingredients that do not exceed 0.1% (w/w) of the product formula should be listed under “other microconstituents”|
|Labeling of Product Name Indicator||The Chinese name of the product without the indicator in front would suffice.||The product name indicator “中文产品名称:/Chinese Product Name:” must be shown before the actual Chinese name of the product.|
|Labeling for instructions for use||Instructions for use was only recommended but not mandatory||Instructions for use must be displayed on the Chinese Label|
By James Xu. Contact Cisema if you would like to learn more.