It is known that "Made-in-China" goes to international along with the development of China's economy. However, the growing purchasing capability and huge market potential of China capture the attention of great numbers of foreign exporters.
On April 18, 2023, the European Union Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) request for a scientific opinion on triphenyl phosphate (CAS No.115-86-6, EC No. 204-112-2). The public consultation period is 9 months.
We’ve translated a selection of some of the latest FAQs on cosmetics registration and filing in China with a focus on cosmetic ingredient quality and safety information submission (NMPA code) to help you understand the current requirements.
In November 2020, the National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) issued the draft of Toothpaste Supervision and Administration Measures to collect public opinions. After two years of preparation, the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) finally published the Measures for Toothpaste Supervision and Administration (hereinafter referred to as the “Measures”) on March 16, 2023. The Measures will be implemented from December 1, 2023. There are 25 articles in the Measures. CIRS Group will interpret the Measures from the following aspects: Definition; Official responsibilities and direction of industry; and Requirements for toothpaste filing, raw materials, efficacy claims, and labeling;
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.
On March 23, 2023, China’s State Administration for Market Regulation officially published the Measures for Toothpaste Supervision and Administration. The Measures define toothpaste as a paste-like product that is applied to the surface of human teeth by friction, with the primary purpose of cleaning.
On March 23, 2023, the European Union Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) issued the final safety opinion on sodium bromothymol blue in cosmetics (SCCS/1645/22). The preliminary comments on sodium bromothymol blue were released on October 28, 2022.
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.
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 February 1, 2023, the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) of the European Union issued final opinion on α-arbutin and β-arbutin. The preliminary opinion on the safety of arbutin in cosmetics (SCCS/1642/22) was released on March 15-16, 2022.