Cosmetics Import Under Form 43

As defined under Rule 21 of Drugs & Cosmetics Rules, 1945, all cosmetic products imported for sale in India need to be registered with licensing authority.

The application for Registration of Import of Cosmetics can be made by-
  1. The Manufacturer himself having registered office in India
  2. The Authorized Agent of the Manufacturer
  3. The Subsidiary of the Manufacturer
  4. Any other importer
The application for registration (Form-42) with required documents, are submitted to Drugs Controller General (I), CDSCO, New Delhi. This application is accompanied by the fee specified along with information and undertaking in Schedule D-III. A single application is made in Form 42 for any number of brands manufactured at one or more locations by a single manufacturer (legal).

The Registration Certificate (Form 43) may be obtained in approximately three months, whereas the validity of the registration is for three years.

In the Guidelines on Registration of Import of Cosmetics, cosmetics are categorized as per Column 3 of Brand of Cosmetic products. Cosmetic product categorization is important as government charges for cosmetic registration application based on each category and variant. According to new regulations, the government fee is 2000 USD per category and 50 USD per variant.

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