Simplified Registration of Cosmetics.
The registration procedure for conventional cosmetics at Shanghai FDA has been simplified.
In February 2017 NMPA published two new regulations, i.e. NMPA Ann, . # 7, 2017 (Filing Management of First Import Non-special Use Cosmetics through Shanghai Pudong) and NMPA Ann. #10, 2017 (Procedures for Filing Management of First Import Non-special Use Cosmetics through Shanghai Pudong)
Based on these regulations, which are preliminarily valid for a test period (01.03.2017 to 21.12.2018) a simplified filing process for conventional cosmetics is applicable.
The new regulations are only valid for cosmetics imported through Shanghai Pudong New Area. The so-called China-Responsible is a new concept in cosmetics management aspect. The China-Responsible, who has to be registered in the Shanghai Pudong New Area, is not just a legal agent for filing, but also functions as importer and distributor.
The advantage of this new procedure is that the filing for conventional cosmetics at SH FDA can be made in one day, whereas the official way through NMPA registration may take up to three months. On top, the certificate issued by SH FDA does not have to be renewed after four years.
Further information on the above topic can be obtained from:
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