China Releases Cosmetic Safety Assessment Guidelines, Other Draft CSAR Subsidiary Regs
As expected, the National Medical Products Administration has issued four draft subsidiary regulations in rapid succession since publishing China’s new, finalized framework regulation for cosmetic products at the end of June. The documents include Technical Guidelines for Cosmetic Safety Assessment, a topic on which industry has been eagerly awaiting clarity.
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