Regulatory Overview: Registration of Toothpaste in China

On October 21, 2021, the Chinese health authority (NMPA) has published a new regulation related to the requirements of Local testing as part of medical devices registration in China: “Regulations on the Administration of Medical Device Registration and Self-inspection”

China eCTD Requirements: Coming into Effect December 2021

On September 29,2021, China Health Authority (NMPA) published the technical specifications of Electronic Common Technical Document (eCTD) for the initial New Drug Application (NDA) and Biologics License Applications (BLAs) that will come into effect by December 29, 2021.

Registration of Imported Pet food in China

If an overseas pet feed manufacturer exports pet compound feed or pet additive premix feed to China, it shall entrust an overseas enterprise’s office in China or an agency in China to apply for registration with the agricultural administrative department of the State Council and obtain an import registration certificate in accordance with the law.


On December 3, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) will begin issuing electronic Certificates of Pharmaceutical Product (eCPPs) and will no longer issue or mail paper CPPs.

Brazil Regulatry Breakdown: Food supplement or specific medicine?

The food supplement category was created in Brazil in 2018 to ensure the population’s access to safe and quality products. However, there is still confusion about the framing and registering the products in brazil ; is it a Food Supplement or is its a specific medicine?