New rules for cosmetics to accelerate their launch in the Brazilian market

March 3, 2015

The Brazilian Food and Drug Administration (ANVISA) has recently modified the rules concerning the technical requirements for marketing approval of cosmetics, personal care products and perfumes (Resolution RDC #07/2015, published on February 11, 2015).

In accordance with the new Resolution, only products classified as tanners, straightening products, sunscreen, insect repellent, antiseptic hand gel and children´s products are subject to the analysis and registration proceeding before the ANVISA. The safety parameters are unchanged.

All the remaining products mentioned by the new Resolution are now exempted from registration and only subject to an electronic notification to the ANVISA and payment of a fee prior to commercialization. The safety control of such products is carried out through periodic and random verification of the documents presented with the notification, as well as the verification of good manufacturing processes, and analysis of the products available to consumers on market shelves.

The new Resolution entered into force on February 26, 2015, simplifying the procedure before the ANVISA and accelerating the launch of products in the Brazilian market.

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