Verification of Labeling for Import and Export Cosmetics


1. Project Name
Verification of Labeling for Import and Export Cosmetics
2. Licensing Conditions
(1) The contents of the label shall meet the compulsory requirements of the country of sales;
(2) The contents of the cosmetics label should comply with the cosmetics;
(3) The applicant should be the proprietor or agent of the import and export cosmetics.
3. Implementation Body
Acceptance Body: General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine or local inspection and quarantine authorities
Pudong Inspection and Quarantine Bureau accepts the verification of labeling for import cosmetics in Shanghai area.
Pujiang Inspection and Quarantine Bureau accepts the verification of labeling for export cosmetics in Shanghai area.
4. Procedures
(1) The applicant should apply to the acceptance body and submit the relevant materials.
(2) The acceptance body shall, based on the completeness of the submitted materials and compliance of the label format with requirements, decide whether to accept the application or not, and issue a written document as prescribed. Meanwhile, the acceptance body should notify the applicant to pay the verification fees for cosmetics labeling to the account designated in the “Acceptance Decision on Verification of Labeling for Import and Export Cosmetics”. The applicant should make two copies of the remittance receipt and send one copy to the acceptance body indicating the invoice title, address, post code, contact person and telephone number. The other one should be kept for getting the administrative licensing. The sample shall be sent to the Chinese Academy of Inspection and Quarantine for conformance test, and invoice will be issued by the Academy.
(3) After accepting the application, the acceptance body should examine the labeling and application materials thoroughly, and submit the comments of examination and all the application materials to the AQSIQ.
(4) After receiving the samples, the Chinese Academy of Inspection and Quarantine should conduct conformance test, and submit the test results to the AQSIQ.
(5) The AQSIQ shall review the application materials, comments of examination, and test results as required, and decide whether to approve licensing or not. If the licensing is approved, the AQSIQ shall issue the “Certificate of Labeling Verification for Import and Export Cosmetics” within 10 working days. Otherwise, reasons shall be given in writing to the applicant.
5. Time Limit
The acceptance body will decide whether to approve the licensing or not within 20 workdays (excluding the time of on-site inspection and assessment, which shall be notified separately by the acceptance body. The acceptance body shall submit the comments of examination and all the materials to the AQSIQ within 7 workdays.) The period of inspection is 28 workdays and this period is not included in the specified 20 workdays.


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