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EnterCo’s Newsletter – July 2023

EnterCo has collected cosmetics regulatory updates in China, with sharing our activities & events.

Official Announcements & Notices

Source: National Medical Products Administration (NMPA)

Publish Date: July 7, 2023

Main Content Involved

The method is applicable for the determination of these two ingredients in cream, emulsion, and liquid (water, oil) cosmetics.

Cosmetic Product Ingredient

Source: China National Institutes for Food and Drug Control (NIFDC)

Publish Date: July 12, 2023

Main Content Involved

1) Test Method for Azelaic Acid and other raw materials in Cosmetics (Draft for Comments) and Its Drafting Instructions

2) Test Method for Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) for Photoreactivity (Draft for Comments) and Its Drafting Instructions

3) Test Method for Selenium Sulfide in Cosmetics (Draft for Comments) and Its Drafting Instructions

Source: Shanghai Medical Products Administration

Publish Date: July 20, 2023

Main Content Involved

Article 2: The cosmetic filer and domestic responsible person in Shanghai, who establishes the place of business in the Pudong New Area, can provide cosmetic packaging and sub-packaging services (hereinafter referred to as on-site personalized services for cosmetics) that directly contact with the contents of cosmetics for filed general cosmetics (excluding children's cosmetics, eye cosmetics, cosmetics using new ingredients, etc.) based on the personalized needs of consumers. The on-site activities and their supervision and management shall apply to the Rules.

Article 6: The following conditions shall be met in order to engage in on-site personalized services for cosmetics:

1). Have the ability to carry out the whole process of risk assessment and risk control of on-site personalized services and products, as well as product adverse reaction monitoring and evaluation;

2). Sites, environmental conditions, services, and inspection facilities and equipment should be appropriate to the on-site personalized services for cosmetics;

3). Technicians and inspectors should be appropriate to the on-site personalized services for cosmetics;

4). Management systems to ensure the quality and safety of cosmetics including materials acceptance, service process and quality control, equipment management, product testing and sample retention, etc. should be appropriate to the on-site personalized services for cosmetics.

Source: Zhejiang Medical Products Administration

Publish Date: July 31, 2023

Main Content Involved

The cosmetic filers shall submit an annual report of general cosmetics for a period of one year through the Information Service Platform for Registration and Filing of Cosmetics between January 1st and March 31 each year. For products that did not complete the 2023 annual report as required by March 31, 2023, rectification is required to be completed by June 30, 2023. Otherwise, the filing of general cosmetics will be cancelled.

Official Q&A

Source: Beijing Medical Products Administration

Publish Date: July 24, 2023

Main Content Involved

1) Filling out and submission of cosmetic ingredient safety information in the transition period

2) Can the product name be changed if the efficacy evaluation results do not support the product name?

3) What are the requirements for using trademark names in Chinese names of cosmetic products?

4) Can cosmetics be labeled with words such as "XXX医院研制 (developed by XXX hospital)"?

5) Can words such as "升级版 (upgraded version)" be added to distinguish the product with two formulas?

Source: Guangzhou Administration for Market Regulation

Publish Date: June 27, 2023

Main Content Involved

1) The Authorization Status for cosmetics using new ingredients

2) What technical requirements should be paid attention to when using new ingredients to produce cosmetics?

3) For cosmetics using new ingredients, what should be paid attention to in the inspection report?

4) Can children's cosmetics use new ingredients that are still under safety monitoring?

Company News (Activities & Events)

Date: July 18, 2023

The "Cosmetics Regulation and Policy Forum" jointly organized by Ringier and Shanghai Daily Chemical Industry Association, sponsored by EnterCo, was grandly held in Shanghai on July 18.

Ringier has been a leading B2B industrial information provider for 24 years, providing industrial leaders in China, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa with the technical information, solutions, and applications they need to improve their manufacturing and marketing capability through multiple media platforms that include print, online, mobile apps and events.

Cosmetic Forum

The guests attending this forum cover multiple fields in the cosmetics industry, involving regulatory agencies, well-known domestic and foreign enterprises, industry experts, etc. Discussions and exchanges were conducted on cosmetics regulations and policies, cosmetics regulatory models, and cosmetics quality and safety.

Li Qiong

Ms. Li Qiong, vice president of the Shanghai Daily Chemistry Trade Association, as the moderator, said at the beginning of the forum: “The prosperous development of the cosmetics industry must be based on compliance, health, and sustainability. We need to understand and follow the relevant regulations and policies to ensure consumer rights and interests while promoting the healthy development of the cosmetics industry.”

Vian Fang

Vian Fang, co-founder and business director of EnterCo, was invited to attend the Forum. She shared the cosmetic registration and filing data in the first half of 2023, and revealed the changes and trends in domestic/imported cosmetics in terms of production model, distribution of place of origin, category difference, commonly used cosmetic ingredients, etc.

She also introduced the EntercoMatrix Cosmetic Intelligent Compliance System, independently developed by EnterCo, and explained the core technologies of big data, OCR recognition, big language model algorithms, etc., which can assist cosmetics companies in various aspects of product compliance, achieving cost reduction, labor saving, and efficiency improvement.


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