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Vietnam Cosmetics Regulation

As a member state of ASEAN, Vietnam fully implemented the ASEAN Cosmetic Directive (ACD) by the release of Circular 06/2011/TT-BYT Providing Cosmetic Management on January 25th, 2011. 

The definition of Cosmetics in Vietnam is in accordance with ASEAN ACD is: "any substance or preparation intended placed in contact with the external parts of the human body, or with the teeth and the mucous membranes of the oral cavity for cleaning , perfuming , changing appearance, and/or correcting body odors and/or protecting or maintaining condition".

Before putting cosmetics on the market, both manufacturers and importers are required to notify their products with the DAV online via http://www.congbomypham.cqldvn.gov.vn and obtain the notification receipt number. The notification receipt number is valid for five years.

The cosmetic notification dossiers include the following:

  • Cosmetic product notification report (02 versions) with the notification data (a hard copy of the notification report).
  • A copy of the business registration certificate of organizations or individuals who are responsible for putting products on the market must be submitted. (with the enterprise's signature and seal). Domestically produced products launched on the market by organizations or individuals who are not the manufacturer must have a copy of the business registration certificate of the producer (have legal notarized).
  • Imported products require an original or notarized copy of the letter of attorney from the producers or the owners of products authorizing organizations or individuals to put products on the market in Vietnam. For imported products, the letter of attorney requires notarization by a legal consul in the country of origin.
  • Certificate of Free Sale (CFS) only applies to imported cosmetic products, which satisfies the following requirements: (i) CFS, which is issued by the current territory, must have been original or legally notarized and still valid. In case CFS does not have an expiry date, it must be a certificate that was issued within 24 months; (ii) CFS must follow all legal requirements.

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