24 Feb 2017
Pudong Streamlines Requirements for Importing Non-Special-Purpose Cosmetics
The China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) and the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) have jointly issued a circular on pilot measures concerning the record-filing of non-special-purpose cosmetic imports for administrative purposes in Shanghai’s Pudong New Area (see circular in Chinese).
From 1 March 2017 to 21 December 2018, for non-special-purpose cosmetics imported into China for the first time via the port of Pudong New Area and whose domestic dealer is registered in the Pudong New Area, record-filing will replace the current approval-based approach. The responsible person of the production enterprise or domestic dealer intending to import such products should file a record with the authority before the first importation takes place.
For subsequent imports of such registered products via ports outside of the Pudong New Area, the party concerned should, in accordance with the provisions of the Regulations on Cosmetics Hygiene Supervision (see Regulations in Chinese), cancel the filing record and obtain the administrative approval needed for the first-time importation of such cosmetic products.