China Issued Toothpaste Supervision and Administration Regulations

The State Administration for Market Regulation of China issued the “Toothpaste Supervision and Administration Regulations” (Order No. 71 of the State Administration for Market Regulation), which will come into force on December 1, 2023.

Toothpaste is not only a daily consumer product, but also a product closely related to the health of the people. The newly revised “Toothpaste Supervision and Administration Regulations” clearly stipulates: “Toothpaste shall be managed with reference to the regulations on general cosmetics.”

In order to implement the “Regulations”, standardize toothpaste production and operation activities, strengthen toothpaste supervision and management, ensure the quality and safety of toothpaste, protect the health of consumers, and promote the healthy development of the toothpaste industry, the State Administration for Market Regulation and the State Food and Drug Administration insist on scientific legislation, democratic legislation, and Legislate according to law, and on the basis of extensively listening to opinions, in-depth research, and full demonstration, the “Measures for the Supervision and Administration of Toothpaste” (hereinafter referred to as “Measures”) have been formulated. There are 25 articles in the “Regulations”, which mainly include the following contents:

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