Covid lockdown prompts China to delay deadline for data submission on cosmetics


China has extended the deadline to submit certain data under its cosmetics regulation from 1 May until 31 December. The decision comes as several Chinese cities, including Shanghai, experience lockdowns or restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

On 27 April, the National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) published a notice outlining the new date for cosmetics registrants or filers to supply certain data under the country’s overarching cosmetic regulation – the Cosmetics Supervision and Administration Regulation (CSAR).

This includes:

  • product classification codes for cosmetics that have been approved before 1 May 2021; and
  • product efficacy summaries for cosmetics approved between 1 May and 31 December 2021.

Industry is likely to welcome the extension for efficacy reports, because companies were having to choose between dropping these claims or delaying market entry to remain compliant, industry experts told Chemical Watch in January.

Since 1 January, businesses have been required to substantiate statements made on labels regarding a product’s functioning, such as whitening, when submitting registrations or filings for new products under the CSAR, which is both time consuming and resource intensive.

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Chemical Watch, 05-05-22