China passes Cosmetics Supervision and Administration Regulation

The law replaces the Regulations on Hygienic Supervision of Cosmetics, which were first issued in 1989

China has passed the Cosmetics Supervision and Administration Regulation at a meeting of the State Council.

According to China Central Television, the 3 January meeting saw Chinese politician Premier Li Keqiang oversee the approval of the regulation, which aims to improve the quality and safety of cosmetics in the country.

The regulation replaces the Regulations on Hygienic Supervision of Cosmetics, first issued in 1989 and implemented in 1990.

Its primary aim is to improve the quality and safety of cosmetics, while supporting the development of the industry, and covers the management of raw materials, production operations, advertising and online sales.

It also includes greater penalties for companies in violation.

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