CDSCO to regulate Cosmetic products like skin patches

The importers have stated that skin patches products and stickers do not require registration or license with CDSCO.

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Last Updated on August 1, 2021 by The Health Master

The Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) may take steps to regulate the products like skin patches which are being used as cosmetics. The drug regulator has called for public comments from all the stakeholders on the subject in a month’s time.

A notification issued by the Drugs Controller General (India) Dr V G Somani, on July 26, stated that a concern has been expressed at various forum that without having registration certificate or license from CDSCO for skin patches products, customs have released the consignment of skin patches products on the basis of undertaking submitted by the importers.

The importers have stated that skin patches products and stickers do not require registration or license with CDSCO.

“It is to be brought to the attention of all stakeholders that some importers are voluntarily registering skin patches containing cosmetic ingredients for cosmetic purposes. The registration of skin patches products fallling under the definition of cosmetic have been registered as per Cosmetic Rules, 2020 by the CDSCO,” added the letter.

The drug regulator requested all the stakeholders to submit their comments on the subject matter through email within 30 days from the date of the notification. Any comments received after the timeline will not be taken into consideration, added the official.

The letter is issued to all the beneficiaries, that is the stakeholders, importers, exporters, customs house brokers etc., and Indian Beauty and Hygiene Association.

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