Import Your Cosmetic Products
All cosmetics imported into China are required to obtain pre-market approval or notification from the Chinese State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA). The approval is referred to as either the Administrative Approval or Administrative Notification.
Two main regulations lay the foundation of cosmetics regulation in China. The “Regulation for the Hygiene Supervision of Cosmetics” (1989), issued by Ministry of Health (MoH) stipulates thatexporters, manufacturers and distributors of cosmetics selling finished products and new cosmetic ingredients in China are subject to licensing requirements from the SFDA. The “Provisions for the Hygiene Licence application procedure” (2009) details the procedures and documentationrequirements for cosmetics Administrative Approval and Notification.