Wednesday, September 8, 2021Regulation

China: cosmetic labelling according to CSAR

Chine : l'étiquetage cosmétique selon le CSAR

On June 3, 2021, China NMPA (National Medical Products Administration) released the finalized Administrative Measures on Cosmetics Labeling, spelling out the requirements for the labeling and prohibited claims of cosmetics under China’s new cosmetic regulations (Cosmetic Supervision and Administration Regulation - CSAR). An update on the new rules and key changes from Angelita Hu at ChemLinked.

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On June 3, 2021, China National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) released the finalized Administrative Measures on Cosmetics Labeling (hereinafter referred to as the Measures). The Measures spells out the requirements for the labeling and prohibited claims of cosmetics (including cosmetics provided to consumers in the form of trial, gift, exchange, etc.).

The Measures is scheduled to be implemented on May 1, 2022. Starting from the implementation date all cosmetics to be registered or notified shall comply with the Measures. However, companies are encouraged to label cosmetics in accordance with the Measures from now on. For cosmetics that have been registered or notified before May 1, 2022, but not complied with the Measures, the registrants or notifiers shall update the labels by May 1, 2023.

Basic requirements for cosmetic labeling

Cosmetics are required to bear Chinese labels with all contents using standard Chinese characters except for trade names, websites, names and addresses of overseas companies, and conventional technical terms (e.g. CI number, SPF value and series No.). If other characters or symbols are used, standard Chinese characters should be used on a visible panel on the sales packaging to explain the corresponding meaning.
For imported cosmetics, Chinese stickers can be affixed. …

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