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Q&As on Ordinary Cosmetics Filing in Guangzhou (Vol. 55)

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We have collected the latest FAQs on ordinary cosmetics filing from the Guangzhou Administration for Market Regulation and translated them into English for your reference.


Does the filing of general cosmetics have an expiration date?

According to the former National Medical Products Administration's announcement, it was required that every four years, from the date of filing, the product filing information should be reconfirmed. If production was no longer continued, the enterprise should proactively cancel the original filing information.

After the implementation of the "Measures for the Administration of Cosmetic Registration and Filing" in 2021, the concept of an expiration date for general cosmetics was replaced with an annual reporting system. As per the National Medical Products Administration's announcement "On the Implementation of the Provisions on the Management of Cosmetic Registration and Filing Data" (No. 35 of 2021), starting from January 1, 2022, general cosmetics filed through the registration and filing platform are uniformly subject to the annual reporting system. Filers should submit an annual report for general cosmetics whose filing time has reached one year through the new registration and filing platform, between January 1 and March 31 of each year.

Do canceled products need to submit an annual report?

Canceled products do not need to submit an annual report. Products that were filed before January 1, 2023, and are in a valid state, having met the requirement of a full year since filing, should submit their annual report between January 1 and March 31, 2024. The types of products that need to submit an annual report include domestic general cosmetics, imported general cosmetics, and products for export only.

Upon receiving a text message alert about the non-submission of the annual product filing report, what should the company do?

If a company has products that have not yet been reported annually, the regulatory department may use the "text message reminder" feature of the system to alert the filer's contact person as registered in the filing system. Upon receiving the text message reminder, the filer can conduct a self-examination to check for any products that have not been reported. If the products that have not been reported are no longer being produced, the filer should apply for proactive cancellation.

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