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China extends the deadline for data submission under cosmetics regulation

2022-05-19 Reference source : NMPA

Active registration/ notification Cosmetic Supervision and Administration Regulations (CSAR) Labelling

On April 27, 2022, the General Department of the National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) extends the deadline for submitting certain data under the cosmetic regulation from May 1 until December 31. This decision was made due to the rising cases of COVID-19, lock-downs and restrictions in main cities like Shanghai.

This update outlines 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 May 1, 2021; and 
  • product efficacy summaries for cosmetics approved between May 1 and December 31, 2021. 


Since January 1, businesses have been required to substantiate statements made on labels regarding a product's functioning, such as whitening. This is needed when submitting registrations or filings for new products under the CSAR. They also have to submit to the NMPA website, a summary of data in support of all the claims on the labels or marketing materials of finished cosmetic products.  


According to the April 27 notice, companies can submit electronic documents without company stamps and supply stamped documents once COVID-19 is under control. 

We acknowledge that the above information has been compiled from NMPA.