CDSCO Registration for Importing Cosmetics

Planning to import foreign cosmetics into India? Get CDSCO Registration. Reach out to Registrationwala for hassle-free completion of CDSCO registration process.

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CDSCO Registration Process

Step 1
Step 2
Application filing
Step 3
Application Assessment
Step 4
Grant of CDSCO Registration

What is CDSCO Registration in India?

As per the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940,  CDSCO Registration is a mandatory requirement for import of cosmetics into India. Import of cosmetics is regulated by CDSCO, full form, Central Drug Standard Control Organization through the DCGI, full form, Drugs Controller General of India. it’s provided only after you complete a stringent CDSCO registration process. That’s why Registrationwala offers precise and comfortable CDSCO license registration services.

Do you want to import cosmetics from foreign lands? If you do, you require registration of import of cosmetics from CDSCO or Central Drugs Standard Control Organization, which is under Directorate General of health services, Ministry of health & Family welfare, government of India. All that’s required is you going to the CDSCO SUGAM registration portal.

Back in 2010, on date 19th May, the government of India issued a gazetted notification regarding the import of foreign cosmetic products. In that, it made it mandatory to obtain CDSCO import license to those who wish to import and sell cosmetic products across India. 

Why CDSCO cosmetic registration is required?

Cosmetic products, by their very nature, are quite “chemically enhanced” in nature. Furthermore, much of it relies on chemicals and matters that are harmful to individuals. Additionally, animal testing has always been an issue.

Regardless, even after knowing all of this, most of the countries rely on FDA cosmetic registration. However, as time has passed and foreign cosmetics have grown more in demand, several questions have risen regarding the ethics of how these products are produced. India, a pacifist country, with immense compassion to boot, believes in “no cruelty” on animals, has thus introduced CDSCO registration or registration of import of cosmetic products. Through it, the overarching goal of the Central Drug Standard Control organization is to establish CDSCO guidelines to:

  1. Ensure that no heavy metals and other toxins are used to produce the cosmetic products. Many of these chemicals can’t even come in the list of CDSCO registered drug.
  2. No animals are harmed or tested upon during the production of the product.
  3. The product is safe to consume by the masses.
  4. Ensure that only CDSCO approved Drugs, CDSCO medical devices and other CDSCO approved products are only allowed to import.  For that purpose, the registrations like CDSCO registration for medical devices, CDSO voluntary registration, CDSCO test license, CDSCO wholesale license, dual licence CDSCO and others have been made mandatory.

Note: You can refer to the original CDSCO website for CDSCO approved Drug list, or the CDSCO guidelines ppt.

In simple terms, you need CDSCO approval before bringing in any cosmetics across the Indian border and into the country because just like any other medicine, your cosmetic products also contain a lot of harmful chemicals.

Thus, like any drug import would need CDSCO drug registration, CDSCO import registration for cosmetics is also required.

Eligibility Criteria for CDSCO Registration in India

 As per CDSCO guidelines, following are the parties eligible to get cosmetic license registration for import or CDSCO certificate:

  1. A manufacturer company with operating registered office in the country(India).
  2. Any authorized agent of the said manufacturer.
  3. A subsidiary company of that manufacturer; or
  4. any other import who wishes to deal with business of importing cosmetic products from other countries.

So all the above, need to have registration in CDSCO.

Documents Required for CDSCO Registration in India

As per the product registration guidelines CDSCO or CDSCO registration guidelines for products, the documents required for CDSCO online registration to import cosmetics are as follows:

  1. A covering letter mentioning the purpose of applying for the registration. It’s to convince the department why you should be considered for cosmetics import registration.
  2. A power of attorney authorizing a signatory to certify the documents and filing your application. It will also entail the following details:
    1. Manufacturers complete details
    2. Authorized agent’s complete detail
    3. Details of the product
    4. Validity period of the POA
  3. A duly filled undertaking
  4. List of ingredients used to make the cosmetic products
  5. Labels of the product that you want to import. It will entail the following details:
    1. Product name
    2. Manufacturer’s details
    3. If any, the manufacturer’s license
    4. Registration certificate number
    5. Information about the labels as per the rules of drugs and cosmetics law
  6. Specification of the cosmetic product
  7. Testing method you’ve implemented on your cosmetic product
  8. Manufacturing license of a specific product
  9. A CDSCO free sale certification (Simply the free sale certificate) issued to the manufacturer by the country of the product’s origin.
  10. Declaration of No-Animal Testing.
  11. Declaration of No Heavy metal of Hexachlorophene content in the product.
  12. A duly filled application form.
  13. The fee to be paid to the CDSCO

Make sure that you don’t miss out on any of the above CDSCO registration checklist. It’s the recipe tto make registration at CDSCO a success.

Process of obtaining the CDSCO Registration in India

 The process of registration of import of cosmetics involves the following steps:

  1. Gathering of the required documents.
  2. Filing and submitting the CDSCO online application by CDSCO SUGAM portal registration.             

Note: CDSCO form has many types. So choose the one specified in CDSCO guidelines for CDSCO product registration

  1. Once you’ve filled the CDSCO application forms, wait for the CDSCO to go through and approve of your application
  2. Getting the registration number for import of cosmetics.

Once the CDSCO No Objection Certificate is issued to you,

Our Assistance to get the CDSCO Registration in India

Cosmetic import license is an old authorization, but not many are capable of providing it to you. That’s not the case with us. At Registrationwala, we perceive your need of import registration of cosmetics with an analytical eye. From drafting your covering letter to ensure that you have the correct documentation at hand; from submitting your application to conducting a thorough follow up to deal with any discrepancies that come up, Registrationwala assists in every matter of CDSCO license registration. When it comes to the matter of import license for cosmetics, we are your best bet.

And another reason to choose us is the low professional CDSCO registration fees. We charge nominally, but deliver exponentially.

So why wait? Contact our CDSCO registration consultants and start the process of getting import license for cosmetics today.

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