The Regulations on the Supervision and Administration of Cosmetics (Draft for Review) (the “Draft for Review”) drafted by China Food and Drug Administration (the “CFDA”) was published on 20 July 2015 for public comments. The current regulation governing the supervision and administration of cosmetics in China is referred to as the Regulations Concerning the Supervision of the Hygiene of Cosmetics (the “Current Regulation”). The Draft for Review contains 7 chapters, 79 articles and approximately 13,000 characters compared to the Current Regulation’s 6 chapters, 35 articles and approximately 3,000 characters.
The Current Regulation was promulgated in 1989, and became effective in 1990. It focuses on implementing a supervisory system of government reviews and approvals rather than a purely market-based approach to regulation. The Current Regulation’s supervisory measures may be relatively deficient with respect to striking down regulatory violations.
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