China finalizes the long-awaited cosmetic supervision and administration regulation


On June 29, the new fundamental cosmetic legislation-Cosmetic Supervision and Administration Regulation (CSAR), was officially published by the Chinese State Council to replace the existing Cosmetics Hygiene Supervision Regulations (CHSR), which was firstly released in 1989. The new regulation is scheduled to be effective on January 1, 2021.

Encompassing 6 chapters with 80 articles, the new CSAR is designed to overhaul the outdated regulatory framework and address issues revolving around cosmetic pre-market and post-market management in new situations, such as cosmetic classification, new ingredient management, efficacy evaluation, safety assessment, online cosmetic supervision, accountability system, and punitive measures.

REACH 24, 30 June 2020