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NMPA publishes good manufacturing practice ‘specifications’ for cosmetics


Cosmetic products CSAR

Based on the China cosmetic regulation (Cosmetics Supervision and Administration Regulation, CSAR), the National Medical and Pharmaceutical Agency (NMPA) published the good manufacturing practice ‘specifications’ for cosmetics. This notification was published on 7th January 2022, and it is expected to come into force in July 2022.

With nine chapters and two attachments, the notification document details the requirements for the whole process of cosmetics production and usage, from the purchasing of raw materials to producing, experimenting, storing, selling and recalling cosmetics. It aims to ensure that high quality cosmetics are placed in the China market.

According to these specification requirements, it will apply to all companies that register or manufacture cosmetics in China. For those who secure manufacturing licenses or certificates before 1st July 2022, they are required to update their facilities, equipment, and management rules to meet the new specifications before 1st July 2023.

You can download the full specification requirements here. For more information or inquiry regarding China cosmetic regulations, you can email (for general business inquiry) or (for personal inquiry).


Last Update: 2022-01-21