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Cosmetics License


 

From 2014, China government vigorously reorganize the imported cosmetics sales and norms from on-line and brick-and-mortar store without approval, all imported cosmetics must be approved by the administrative departments before sales, the customs declaration inspection declaration and sales can be in progress after approval ; imported cosmetics without the approval, can’t be customs declaration inspection declaration and sold in the China.

Cosmetics favored by the consumers in the world, early stage most of Taiwanese businessman go in for cosmetics sales through mini-three links to China, there are more cosmetics companies operating in China, in order to protect the interests of enterprises and consumers, China government requires cosmetic goods must go through a formal declaration before sales.

Engaged in cosmetic business or new cosmetic raw material import and export enterprises or individuals must apply Cosmetic license, this document is valid credentials for each cosmetic product sales management, import and export. With the reform of the market mechanism, market economy are more standardized, legal regime and cosmetic regulatory system more restoration. For the enterprises want to engaged in China, must apply "cosmetic license" otherwise can do nothing.

Cosmetics "document" is directed against for each specific breed, as long as the name or the recipe have a little bit different is a different product, than you need to apply for another "document". Each "document" has its own approval number, approval number corresponding to a specific product. For example: the same lotion brand for 5 colors, even if the basic formula is the same, only different for colorant, according to regulations need to apply five "document"; another example: the same perfume brand for eight kinds of flavor have to apply for eight "document." Another thing to noted is that the China authorities are currently no " cosmeceutical " category, it can’t apply for special "cosmeceutical" type.

The type of Cosmetic License

China Food and Drug Administration review the implementation of the declaration system for domestic special purposes and imported cosmetics (including special and non-special class). Cosmetics declare SFDA health permit approval document (or registration certificate), reporting roughly divided into three categories, domestic special category, imports of special categories, import of non-special category:

Domestic Special Category

Domestic special useful cosmetics "China Food and Drug Administration domestic special purpose cosmetics health permit approval document."

@Applicant of the domestic cosmetics registration certificate license should be cosmetics manufacturers.

@Applicant of the domestic cosmetics raw materials registration certificate license should be cosmetic raw material manufacturer or cosmetics manufacturers.

Imported special cosmetics "China Food and Drug Administration import special useful cosmetics health permit approval document".

@ Hair, Breasts, perm, body, dye, hair remove, deodorant, cream, sunscreen ... are all part of a special class of imported cosmetics.

Imports of non-special category of cosmetics "China Food and Drug Administration import non-special useful cosmetics for the record certificate"

@Most of applicants for the imported cosmetics record certificate are imported cosmetics manufacturers

@Most of applicants for the imported cosmetics new materials record certificate are imported raw or new cosmetic cosmetics manufacturers.

@ Hair type, skin care, makeup, nail (toe) CPI aromatic ... are all part of imported non-special category of cosmetics.

Document For Application

Application document required as follows:

1.Apply for domestic special useful cosmetics shall submit the following information:

  1. Domestic special useful cosmetics administrative license application form;
  2. The basis of product name;
  3. Requirements of product quality safety control ;
  4. Design of product packaging (including product labels, product brochures);
  5. Inspection agency inspection report licensed by the State Food and Drug Administration issued identification and related information;
  6. Possible security risk assessment information relating to the safety of substances products;
  7. Provincial food and drug administration department issued an audit opinion the production of sanitary conditions;
  8. Application of Hair, body, breast products, should be submitted ingredients and their use based on the scientific literature;
  9. Attached provincial food and drug supervision and management departments sealed samples and one of the sample unseal.

2.Apply for Imported special cosmetics shall submit the following information:

  1. Administrative license application form for import special cosmetics;
  2. The basis of Product's Chinese name;
  3. Product formulation;
  4. Description and diagrams of the production process;
  5. Requirements of product quality safety control;
  6. Product original packaging (including product labels, product brochures); intended specifically for the China market design packaging, need to submit product design packaging at the same time (including product labels, product brochures);
  7. Inspection agency inspection report licensed by the State Food and Drug Administration issued identification and related information;
  8. Possible security risk assessment information relating to the safety of substances products;
  9. Application of Hair, body, breast products, should be submitted ingredients and their use based on the scientific literature;
  10. Copy of registered matter administrative licensing RRP authorization Letter in China, and copy of administrative licensing business license RRP in China with official seal;
  11. Letter of undertakin for the requirement of ban cosmetic raw materials and sources of raw materials accord with a high risk material BSE infected area;
  12. Certificate of product's sale and production in the producing country (region) or country of origin (region);
  13. Additional information may helpful with administrative licensing.
  14. Attached inspection organization sealed sample unbroken package for sale for 1.

3.Apply for Imported non-special category of cosmetics shall submit the following information

    1. Administrative license application form for import non-special category of cosmetics;
    2. The basis of Product's Chinese name;
    3. Requirements of product quality safety control ;
    4. Requirements of product quality safety control;
    5. Product original packaging (including product labels, product brochures); intended specifically for the China market design packaging, need to submit product design packaging at the same time (including product labels, product brochures);
    6. Provincial food and drug administration department issued an audit opinion the production of sanitary conditions;
    7. Possible security risk assessment information relating to the safety of substances products;
    8. Copy of registered matter administrative licensing RRP authorization Letter in China, and copy of administrative licensing business license RRP in China with official seal;
    9. Letter of undertakin for the requirement of ban cosmetic raw materials and sources of raw materials accord with a high risk material BSE infected area;
    10. Certificate of product's sale and production in the producing country (region) or country of origin (region);
    11. Attached inspection organization sealed sample unbroken package for sale for 1

Remark:According to the latest requirements of the State Food and Drug Administration, after April 1, 2011 to declare cosmetic materials in addition to the above information, you must also submit the following information:

Requirement of the cosmeticproduct technology. Applicants should be in accordance with "guidelines for the preparation of cosmetic products technical requirements" required to fill cosmetic product technical requirements and meet the following requirements:

  1. Only need to fill Chinese Pinyin of product name.
  2. Formulation ingredients.
  3. Production process should describe the complete production process, including the main steps and processes. oranoleptic indicator.
  4. The color, shape, smell description of oranoleptic indicator.
  5. Hygienic chemistry indicators and microorganism indicators.
  6. Cosmetic product technical requirements set forth in the use and storage conditions should be same with cosmetics administrative licensing application materials product label or product specifications and storage conditions stated unanimously.
  7. Shelf life of the product should be clearly stated shelf life requirements, such as shelf life ×× months (or × years).

 

The most important in cosmetic application materials is formulations. Due to the requirement you should upload formulations online before the test, than printed the recipe with a bar code to the test center, which means that there is no chance to correct the formulations. Therefore, is a very important part to investigate the formula before report.

Inspection and quarantine of imported cosmetics

Customs will examine each "document" for each product when imported cosmetics clearance. If there’s no prior declaration "document," customs will not release. In addition, the "document" is the only certificate of sale imported cosmetics legally in China, you should show the product's "document" when regular mall, supermarkets, specialty store to purchase each product that you produce, otherwise it will be illegal.Industry and commerce, quality inspection, hygiene and other department inspection in market enforcement, for no "document" cosmetics can be destroyed, also impose a fine under the circumstances.

Imported cosmetics consignee or his agent shall, in accordance with the relevant provisions of AQSIQ inspection, while providing the consignee for the record number. Qualified inspection and quarantine of imported cosmetics, inspection and quarantine agencies issued "proof of entry inspection and quarantine of goods", and list the name of the goods, brand, country of origin (region), size, number / weight, product batch number / production date. After imported cosmetics obtain "proof of entry inspection and quarantine of goods" can sales and use. Under the "import and export inspection and quarantine supervision and management of cosmetic approach" (AQSIQ Decree No. 143), since February 1, 2012, imported cosmetics passed the test no longer be affixed to the inspection and quarantine of flag (CIQ).

Q:What is called China cosmetics three certificates?

A: Three certificates refers to cosmetics business in China needs to apply “Cosmetic License” and import and export practices in China needs to apply “Customs Registration”, “The certificate of record for manufacturers’ self-declaration”.

Q: What should we do if the cosmetics import to China though mini-three links stuck?

A: The main reason of cosmetics import to China though mini-three links stuck is China government hope return to normal customs procedures. Thus, enterprises want to sales cosmetics in China needs to via normal customs procedures.

Q: How long will it take to apply Cosmetic License?

A: Imported of single cosmetic in China will need to do a single cosmetic for the record, and it will take eight month for sample test. After passing inspection report will be issued, same kind of cosmetics as long as the ingredients and even the different colors, even if another products, all need to apply for a separate cosmetics for the record.

Q: What is RRP?

A: Single cosmetic can only authorize an agent unit, agent unit must have enterprises with independent legal personality in China, RRP means the agent enterprise in China. Agent imported cosmetics to China need to submit the ingredients of imported cosmetics to inspect, which means that the choice of agent must be the enterprise set up by the investor or cooperative enterprises in China.