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:
|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.