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China's Draft Cosmetic Regs Would Relax New-Ingredient Oversight

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

Executive Summary

A revised draft of China's Cosmetics Supervision and Administration Rule reflects regulatory practices in the West, proposing that manufacturers be primarily responsible for substantiating the safety of cosmetic products. Most importantly, the updated framework would require notification, rather than premarket approval, of many new cosmetic ingredients, addressing a notoriously onerous market impediment in the country, according to Personal Care Products Council exec Francine Lamoriello.

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