According to the provisions of the law of Vietnam, the cosmetic products manufactured domestically or imported must comply with cosmetic proclamation procedures. Accordingly, cosmetic products are understood as: a substance or preparation used to come into contact with external parts of the human body (skin, hair system, nails, toenails, lips, and reproductive organs. oral sex) or teeth and oral mucosa whose main purpose is to clean, aroma, change the appearance, appearance, correct body odor, protect the body or keep the body in good condition.
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Business line conditions for the cosmetic publication business
Enterprises that publish cosmetics must-have business lines of buying and selling (wholesaling, retailing cosmetics), importing and exporting cosmetics. Specific industry codes are as follows:
4649: Wholesale of other household appliances in detail: Wholesale of perfumes, cosmetics, and toilet preparations.
Conditions of production permits for domestically produced cosmetics
For domestically manufactured cosmetic products, cosmetic companies must submit together with the cosmetic production qualified certificate, which has been licensed by the competent agency.
Conditions for imported cosmetics
Products imported to be able to be declared must have a certificate of free sale for the product in the country of manufacture and a manufacturer’s authorization letter to the distributor in Vietnam announced on their behalf.
Performing cosmetic product testing
For domestically manufactured cosmetic products, when conducting cosmetic proclamation procedures, the profile must be submitted with the cosmetic product test report that will be announced by the testing center to check the cosmetic ingredients.
Condition on cosmetic products announced
Published cosmetic products must be on the list of cosmetic products that are allowed to be published according to the provisions of law, the ingredients that make up the product must meet the standards and not harm the user.
For domestically produced cosmetics
Enterprises make a cosmetic announcement at the Department of Health of the province/city where the factory is located.
For imported cosmetics
Enterprises make a cosmetic announcement at the Drug Administration of Vietnam – Ministry of Health.
For cosmetics trading within the industrial trade zone of Moc Bai border-gate economic zone, Tay Ninh province
Enterprises make a cosmetic announcement at the management board of the Moc Bai border-gate economic zone.
For cosmetic business within the Lao Bao Special Economic – Commercial Area, Quang Tri Province
The enterprise made a cosmetic announcement at the Economic Zone Authority of Quang Tri province.
About Power of Attorney
For imported products, the Power of Attorney must be an authenticated copy of the signature and consolable legalized following the law.
About Certificate of Free Sale (CFS)
In case of declaring cosmetic products imported from non-CPTPP member countries, there must be a CFS that meets the following requirements:
– Name of agency or organization issuing CFS.
– Number and date of issue of CFS.
– Name of product and goods to be issued CFS.
– Type or group of products and goods to be issued CFS.
– Name and address of the manufacturer.
– The CFS must clearly state that the products and goods are manufactured and allowed to be sold freely in the market of the country of manufacture or the country where the CFS is issued.
– Full name and signature of the CFS signer and seal of the agency or organization issuing the CFS.
In case the cosmetic announcement is circulated and exported from the CPTPP member countries (CPTPP member countries are any State or separate customs territory in which the CPTPP Agreement has been ratified and taken into force), no CFS is required.
The cosmetic proclamation receipt number is valid for 05 years from the date of issue. End of the period of 05 years, organizations and individuals that want to continue putting cosmetic products on the market must re-announce before the cosmetic proclamation receipt number expires and must pay the prescribed fee
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