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Guangdong MPA Notice on Carrying out the Filing Work of Domestic Toothpastes

Guangdong Toothpaste Filing

On September 28, Guangdong Medical Products Administration (MPA) issued a notice on carrying out the filing work of domestic toothpastes, relevant issues are announced as follows:

1. Launch the toothpaste filing information platform. As of December 1, 2023, the filing person of domestic toothpaste within Guangdong Province shall before the placing on the market of toothpaste products, complete toothpaste filing through the Toothpaste Filing Information Service Platform and with the Guangdong MPA. The basic filing information shall be published to the society within 5 working days from the date of submission of the filing materials by the filer.

2. Carry out the simplified filing of marketed toothpastes. Prior to the formal implementation of the Cosmetics Supervision and Administration Regulations (hereinafter referred to as the Regulations) and the Measures for the Supervision and Management of Toothpastes (hereinafter referred to as the Measures), for marketed toothpaste products that have already had a certain history of production, sale and use, and had not undergone any quality and safety related events and could fully prove their safety use history, given that their safety had been widely verified during product use, it is necessary to distinguish them from new products and simplify the corresponding filing requirements. From October 1, 2023, to November 30, 2023, the toothpaste filer can submit the simplified materials through the filing platform for the filing of marketed toothpaste.

After completing the simplified filing of toothpaste products, the toothpaste filer shall collect and complete the corresponding product filing materials in accordance with relevant regulations and requirements before December 1, 2025. If the first batch of products are sold before January 1, 2021, the product filing materials can be kept by the filer for future reference; If the first batch of products are sold after that, the filer shall submit complete filing materials through the filing platform.

3. Standardize the labeling of toothpaste products. For toothpaste products with simplified filing, if labeling content complies with the requirements of the Regulations, Measures, and the Measures for the Administration of Cosmetics Labels, and only the format of the label needs to be standardized and adjusted, sales packaging labels for marketed products can be used during simplified filing, and product label updates should be completed as required before July 1, 2024. Except for toothpaste products that only claim to have cleaning effects, toothpaste products with simplified filing should also upload and publish a summary of the basis of the product efficacy claims through the filing platform before December 1, 2025.

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