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Indonesia Cosmetics Regulation

The Agency for Drug and Food Control (BADAN POM) is the competent authority in Indonesia to regulate cosmetics, it is the agency to issue cosmetic regulations and grant cosmetic production license and cosmetic notification before market entry.

In Indonesia, both domestically manufactured and imported cosmetics shall be notified before circulated on the market. To apply for notification the applicant shall register with BPOM firstly and then fill out and submit a form of notification template online. Prior to notification, cosmetic manufacturers must obtain a production license while importers must have an importer identification number (API). SKI Post Border is also necessary for imported cosmetics to enter into the Indonesian territory after getting the approval of notification.

Notification Procedure

  1. Registered applicant apply for notification by filing out another electronic form of Template on thewebsite of Agency for Drug and Food Control (* Template consists of information needed for this application, which will be detailed below).
  2. The applicant who has successfully submitted the Template will receive an electronic Pay Order via the applicant's email. The applicant should make a payment through the designated Bank within 10 days and submit the payment proof. If the payment proof is correct, the applicant will receive a Mark Product Identifier (Product ID) as a receipt for the application of notification (If the applicant make the payment exceeding 10 days, the application will be rejected).
  3. If there is no rejection letter issued against the product within 14 days after the applicant obtaining the receipt, the notification is considered as approved
  4. Once the product got notified, it must be produced and circulated within 6 months.

Note: During the application processing, the Head of Agency may require the notification applicant to give an example of cosmetics when needed.

Notification is valid for a period of 3 years, and the cosmetic industry, cosmetic importer or individual business/business entity should be responsible for the cosmetic quality and safety.


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