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RegulationsZMUni29/09/2021Imported Special Cosmetic Registration Service

· What are Special Cosmetics under new Chinese cosmetic regulation?

Special Cosmetics: if your product claims Spot Removal and Whitening, Sun Screening, Hair Dyes, Hair Perms, Anti-hair Loss, or claims a new efficacy then it is a special cosmetic.


· What are the rules for Imported Special cosmetics in China?

According to the Chinese CSAR, Special cosmetics are subject to registration before being allowed to be imported into China. All imported special cosmetics can only be sold on the Chinese market after they have obtained imported cosmetics registration certificate



· Registration dossier

According to CSAR Article 19 When applying for registration of special cosmetics, the following materials shall be submitted:

(1) the name, address and contact information of the registration applicant;

(2) the name, address and contact information of the production enterprise.

(3) product name;

(4) the formula of the product or the whole components of the product;

(5) Product implementation standard;

(6) product label;

(7) product testing report;

(8) product safety assessment report.

For the registration of imported special cosmetics, the documents certifying that the products have been sold in the origin country (region) (like Certificate of free sale) and the documents certifying that the overseas manufacturing enterprises comply with the standards for the quality control of cosmetics production (like GMPc certificate) shall be submitted at the same time;

For the products only produced to export to China which means it is NOT sold in oversea countries, the documents certifying that the relevant research and test conducted for the consumers in China are required.

The registration applicant shall be responsible for the authenticity and scientific of the materials submitted.


· Registration Steps for Imported Special Cosmetics


Imported Special Cosmetic Registration Service





ZMUni regulatory compliance services in China include: 
  • Registration Service of Special Cosmetic Products
  • Filing/Notification Service of General Cosmetic Products
  • Infant/Children General Cosmetic Products Filing/Notification Service
  • Infant/Children Sunscreen Cosmetic Products Registration Service
  • New Cosmetic Ingredients (NCI) Filing/Notification and Registration Service
  • Chinese responsible agency service
  • Apply for CITIS permit or certificate of endangered species service
  • Toothpaste Filing/Notification Service
  • Mouthwash etc. Dental Care Products regulatory compliance Service
  • Custom clearance service
  • Disinfection products Filing/Notification Service
  • Anti-bacterial products Filing/Notification Service
  • QMS (Quality Management System) service
  • ACR (Adverse Cosmetic Reaction) Service
  • Labeling Reviews
  • Regulatory Dossiers
  • Compliance Solutions
  • Regulatory Support



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