Guangdong Consults on the Second Draft of Cosmetics Safety Regulation

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On Jan. 22, 2019, the Standing Committee of Guangdong Provincial People's Congress released the second draft of Guangdong Cosmetics Safety Regulation for public consultation. Any suggestions or comments can be sent back by email at or by fax at 020-37866200 prior to February 23. Please contact us at if translations are required.

The draft Regulation encompasses 6 chapters with 65 articles to manage cosmetic manufacturing, operation and post-market supervision as well as specify specific penalties for different circumstances. Highlights include:

(*) 14 categories of cosmetics that are banned from sale;

(*) Clarification that cosmetics used or provided to consumers in the beauty and hairdressing industry and cosmetics used as promotional giveaways or prizes will be subject to standard requirements

(*) The operating responsibilities of stakeholders engaging in cosmetic trading activities on centralized trade markets, leased counters or in trade fairs

(*) The duties and penalties for online cosmetics stakeholders including online trading platform and online operators (commercial registration, real-name registration, qualification verification, record management, accountability system).

Compared to the previous draft of Guangdong Cosmetics Safety Regulation issued on November 5, 2018, the second draft offers minor refinements:



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