The process of China NMPA filing ("non-special" cosmetics) and registration ("special" cosmetics) is demanding. Even large companies make mistakes. Cisema provides solutions customised for your products. Our experienced consultants guide you through the entire regulatory process in China until receipt of certificate, including identifying whether your cosmetics are "special" or "non-special", analysing the formula and packaging for China conformity, and preparing the application documents in Chinese. The NMPA certificate for "special" cosmetics is valid for 4 years, while the certificate for "non-special" cosmetics is valid indefinitely. Learn more about the process of China NMPA filing and registration including timelines in our brochures.
According to NMPA regulations, foreign cosmetics applicants shall appoint a CRA for “special” cosmetics and a DRA for “non-special” cosmetics.
A CRA is only responsible for the registration, supervision of the tests and administrative aspects during the registration application. It is important to know that the responsibilities of the DRA for "non-special" cosmetics are more extensive and go beyond the filing including import, management of products, as well as joint responsibility for product quality and safety (post-market surveillance).
The CRA or DRA must be a legal entity in China and applicants usually have three options:
Cosmetic companies who want to appoint a Chinese distributor as CRA or DRA should be aware of the advantages of an independent professional partner compared with a distributor. When using a professional partner, such as Cisema. Cosmetics applicants preserve full control over their NMPA online account, its maintenance and the hardcopy or electronic certificates. Certain confidential information, such as the production process, is not shared with distributors. Cosmetics applicants preserve the flexibility to change and add distributors at any time.
Are you a manufacturer and want to sell your cosmetics in China for the first time?
You may already sell your cosmetics in China online via CBEC but now wish to enter China via the general trade?
Are you unsure if your ingredients are China compliant?
Would you like to know how much time and costs you have to anticipate for the China NMPA registration or filing of your cosmetics?
Are you unsure who to appoint as your local responsible person - China Registration Agent (CRA) or Domestic Responsible Agent (DRA)?
Wondering how many test samples you need to provide to Chinese laboratories?
Would you like to know if the packaging of the test samples must already look like the final product?
Do you have any concerns about revealing the exact manufacturing method and ingredients of your cosmetics as part of the registration?
You may already have certification for your cosmetics, but will it expire soon?
You don't know how a recently released regulation affects you?
Do you have a question regarding the QMS (quality management system) requirements in China?