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Progress towards Ending Animal Testing for Cosmetics in China: NMPA Cosmetic Regulations for Public Opinion

On 27. May 2019, NMPA issued the draft regulation “Administrative Measures for Non-Special Use Cosmetics”. Comments to the new draft regulation from the public were submitted before the 15 June 2019 PLEASE NOTE THAT THE NEW DRAFT REGULATION IS A SUGGESTED LAW – AND NOT IN EFFECT. In sum, the new regulation is based on …

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Levelling the Playing Field for Cosmetics in China

On 27 May 2019, China’s National Medical Products Association (NMPA) announced the draft regulation for non-special use cosmetics filing. The draft aims at leveling the playing field for the domestic and imported cosmetics sold in China. Most importantly, the draft proposes that animal test should no longer be mandatory for imported non-special use cosmetics; a …

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Withdrawal of Mandatory Food Label Filling Requirements for Imported Pre-Packaged Food Items: Cause for Celebration or Added Pressure on Businesses to Get Things Right?

Towards the end of April 2019, Chinese custom officials announced the withdrawal  of the mandatory label filling for imported pre-packaged food items. This means that from 1st October 2019, both importers and customs brokers will no longer have to submit documentation in relation to China customs product labelling document which includes Chinese labels for imported …

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Leaping Bunny in China Friendship Dinner: Opening of the Second Wave of Pilot Brands

The second wave of Leaping Bunny Pilot companies have now officially been revealed at the Leaping Bunny in China Friendship Dinner Last month, the Leaping Bunny in China Friendship Dinner was hosted in joint collaboration between Cruelty Free International, Fengpu District and Knudsen&CRC. The dinner was organised to both celebrate the one year anniversary of …

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Not All Bunnies Are The Same: Knudsen&CRC At The Personal Care Technology Summit & Expo 2019

Mette Knudsen delivering the Knudsen&CRC presentation about the Leaping Bunny Certification   The Personal Care Technology Summit & Expo 2019 took place in Shanghai between the 20-21 June, with many representatives from the personal care industry in attendance. The summit, which has been taking place since 2004, is both an informative yet exciting networking event …

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Progress towards Ending Animal Test for Cosmetics in China: NMPA Cosmetic Regulations for Public Opinion

On the 27. May 2019, NMPA issued the draft regulation “Administrative Measures for Non-Special Use Cosmetics”. Comments to the new draft regulation should be submitted before 15. June 2019.  PLEASE NOTE THAT THE NEW DRAFT REGULATION IS A SUGGESTED LAW – AND NOT IN EFFECT.   In sum, the new regulation is based on the 2 …

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New CBEC Retail Import Regulation

On November 30, the Ministry of Commerce of PRC published the “Circular on Improving the Supervision of Cross-border E-Commerce Retail Import” announcement. New regulation was developed to improve the post-transition policy and promote the healthy development of CBEC retail import. Summary of new CBEC regulation is as follows: 1.Cross-Border E-Commerce Retail Import Definition CBEC retail …

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China Cosmetic Product Regulations Seminar – Melbourne, Australia

On Monday 18th February 2019, Knudsen&CRC participated in the ‘China Cosmetic Product Regulations Seminar’, held by Global Victoria‘s ‘Victorian eCommerce Network’, in partnership with AsiaLink Business. The Victorian eCommerce Network (VeN) offers Victorian companies an opportunity to connect, collaborate and share knowledge with other like-minded businesses interested in taking advantage of global eCommerce opportunities. This …

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