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On March 23, 2023, China’s State Administration for Market Regulation has officially released the Measures for Toothpaste Supervision and Administration. The Measures for Toothpaste Supervision and Administration clearly defines toothpaste as a paste like product that is applied to the surface of human teeth by friction, with the main purpose of cleaning.
According to the requirements of the Provisions on the Management of Cosmetic Registration and Filing Data as well as the Measures for the Administration of Cosmetic Registration and Filing, starting from January 1 2022, ordinary cosmetics that are filed via the old or the new registration/ filing platform should be reported annually. Filers need to submit the annual report of ordinary cosmetics of the previous year via the new registration/filing platform between January 1 and March 31 each year once their products have been filed for more than one year.
China's NMPA has announced it will extend the transitional period for cosmetic ingredient quality and safety information code until January 1, 2024, according to a notice published on March 27, 2023.
The European Commission is to prohibit the use of 31 carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic for reproduction (CMR) substances in cosmetic products. The Commission notified WTO of the amendments on November 17, 2022. These substances were added into Annex II of the Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 and the ban on their use in cosmetics will apply from 1 December 2023.
We’ve translated a selection of some of the latest FAQs on cosmetics registration and filing in China with a focus on new cosmetic ingredients to help you understand the current requirements.
In December 2022, Hochul, governor of New York State, signed an amendment to the Environmental Protection Act (A8630A) to prohibit the use of 1,4-dioxane or mercury in cosmetics and personal care products. The bill will come into effect on June 1, 2023. From the effective date, cosmetics or personal care products containing 1,4-dioxane or mercury must not be sold in New York State.
On January 23, 2023, Health Canada issued a notice regarding updates to the Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist. The modification mainly covered three parts, including: Additions to the Hotlist; Changes to the conditions for existing entries on the Hotlist; and, Changes to include additional substance identifiers or make minor corrections.
We’ve translated a selection of some of the latest FAQs on cosmetics registration and filing in China with a focus on execution standard to help you understand the current requirements.
We are pleased to announce the launch of an upgraded Chinese Cosmetic Ingredient Regulatory Database – China CosIng 2.0 – to better help global cosmetic companies and ingredient suppliers comply with cosmetic regulatory requirements in China. The powerful new China CosIng 2.0 introduces several new features and is available in English, Japanese, and Korean.
On February 2, 2023, the European Union Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) issued the final safety opinion on aluminum in cosmetics (SCCS/1644/22). The preliminary comments on aluminum were released on May 6, 2022.