The Modernization of Cosmetics Regulatory Act (MoCRA), which we announced in our previous news, was signed into law on December 29, 2022 to give the FDA more oversight and regulatory authority over cosmetic manufacturers and to impose new requirements on manufacturers.

Following this development, on March 27, 2023, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it will no longer accept applications for the Voluntary Cosmetic Registration Program (VCRP), which is not mandatory within the scope of current cosmetic regulations but allows optional product notification.

The relevant voluntary product notification program was established to encourage cosmetic companies to register their companies and submit product information to the authorities, despite legal requirements arising from previous cosmetics regulations.

Understanding that MoCRA requirements would result in a large volume of new registrations, FDA decided to create a new system for the required registrations.

Since the information in the VCRP will not be transferred to the program under development, cosmetic companies have been requested to wait to notify the FDA and register their products until the new system is put into use.

You can read our article titled "MOCRA OVERVIEW AND DEFINITIONS" for the issues you need to pay attention to regarding the products you will put on the market in the USA with the entry into force of the Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act of 2022,.