China China submits WTO/TBT notifications on three sets of draft regulations for cosmetic products

On 18 November, 2020, China’s National Medical Products Administration submitted WTO/TBT notifications on three sets of draft regulations for cosmetic products listed below. The comment period for the drafts is 60 days from the notification date. The publication and effective dates have not been set at this writing.

  • Specifications for Cosmetic Efficacy Claim Evaluation
  • Draft of WTO/TBT notification (in Chinese)

https://members.wto.org/crnattachments/2020/TBT/CHN/20_7114_00_x.pdf

  • WTO/TBT notification (in English)

http://tbtims.wto.org/en/RegularNotifications/View/168932?FromAllNotifications=True

  • Specifications for Registration and Filing of New Cosmetic Ingredients
  • Draft of WTO/TBT notification (in Chinese)

https://members.wto.org/crnattachments/2020/TBT/CHN/20_7113_00_x.pdf

  • WTO/TBT notification (in English)

http://tbtims.wto.org/en/RegularNotifications/View/168931?FromAllNotifications=True

  • Specifications for Cosmetics Registration and Filing
  • Draft of WTO/TBT notification (in Chinese)

https://members.wto.org/crnattachments/2020/TBT/CHN/20_7112_00_x.pdf

  • WTO/TBT notification (in English)

http://tbtims.wto.org/en/RegularNotifications/View/168930?FromAllNotifications=True

Outlines of the draft regulations

  • Specifications for Cosmetic Efficacy Claim Evaluation

These standards apply to cosmetics produced or dealt with in China. They define evaluation requirements and test methods for the effects of cosmetics.

  • Specifications for Registration and Filing of New Cosmetic Ingredients

These standards set rules for the registration and written notification of natural or artificial materials for cosmetics that are used in China for the first time. Twelve forms for registration and notification are attached to the document.

  • Specifications for Cosmetics Registration and Filing

These standards set rules for the registration and notification of cosmetics produced or dealt with in China.

Reference information

The Regulations on the Supervision of Cosmetics, which were revised in June 2020, classifies cosmetics into general and special cosmetics; special cosmetics are managed by the registration-based management system and general cosmetics by the notification-based management system.