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This webinar will explore the process for importing some of the most popular finished cosmetic products into the Chinese market. It will cover the journey from beginning to end, touching on some of the challenges as well as the practicalities such as labeling requirements and upcoming deadlines.
Provisions on the Management of Cosmetic Registration and Filing Data, officially implemented on May 1, 2021, indicated that registrants, filers or domestic responsible persons shall fill in the information of cosmetic ingredients manufacturers and provide safety information of the cosmetic ingredients issued by manufacturers.
CIRS Group is invited to speak at the three-day cosmetic safety assessors training held by the Korean Cosmetic Industry Institute (KCII) on October 7, 14, and 21, 2022. Vickey Tao, the technical director of cosmetics regulation of CIRS Group, is to give a speech at this training meeting. She will explain the requirements of China’s cosmetic safety assessment and share relevant cases to attendees, so as to improve the professional competence of cosmetic safety assessors in this training meeting.
To strengthen the management of cosmetics and safeguard the people’s health, five ingredients, including o-aminophenol, m-Phenylenediamine HCl, m-Phenylenediamine, Catechol, Pyrogallol were added into the list of prohibited ingredients for cosmetics, according to the revised draft on the Cosmetic Safety Standards and Other Related Provisions released by the South Ministry Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS). According to Article 8 of the Cosmetics Law, MFDS shall regularly conduct hazard assessment on the hair dye ingredients and results show that the above five hair dye ingredients are likely to have genotoxic hazards.
On September 15, 2022, EU released the Commission Regulation 2022/2031 as regards the prohibitions and restrictions on substances classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic for reproduction (CMR) and also updated Annex II, III and V to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009. The amended Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day after its publication, and the restrictions on CMR shall be applied from December 17, 2022.
In December 2021, CIRS Group assisted two companies in completing the filing of the first and second imported new cosmetic ingredients. In July 2022, CIRS Group once again assisted one company in successfully obtaining the filing number of a new cosmetic ingredient. Then in September 2022, with the help of CIRS Group, another company successfully obtained its filing number. Since the implementation of the CSAR, a total of 34 new cosmetic ingredients have been filed. Among them, 18 are domestic new cosmetic ingredients (see Table 1 for detailed information), and 16 are imported new cosmetic ingredients (see Table 2 for detailed information).
There has been a lot of change in the Chinese cosmetics industry since the new overarching regulation – Cosmetics Supervision Administration Regulation (CSAR) – came into force on January 1, 2021. To help you keep up-to-date and compliant we have prepared this infographic of the upcoming compliance deadlines.
On August 31, 2022, CIRS Korea registered as an environmental consulting company under the Environmental Technology and Industry Support Act After registering, CIRS Korea may receive preferential access to the environmental policies and other relevant information, making it possible for CIRS Korea to better provide chemical, cosmetics, and environmental consulting services to clients.
On October 11, 2021, the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) and Standardization Administration (SAC) jointly published the mandatory standard – GB27951-2021 General Requirements for Skin Disinfectant. This standard will be implemented on November 1, 2022, replacing and renaming the current standard – GB 27951-2011 Hygiene Requirements for Skin Disinfectant.
On August 1, National Institutes for Food and Drug Control (NIFDC) issued a notice to seek comments on the Technical Guidelines for Anti-freckle and Whitening Cosmetics (Draft for Comment). It was accepting comments until August 16. Anti-freckle and whitening cosmetics belong to special cosmetics in China and are subject to registration. The draft Technical Guidelines consist of three parts: The basic principle; The definition of anti-freckle and whitening cosmetics; The technical requirements of anti-freckle and whitening cosmetics, including basic product information, product name, formula and related standards for the use of ingredients and manufacturing of products, packaging labels, product testing reports, and safety assessment data.
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