Malaysia stands out as a promising market for international cosmetics brands. However, navigating the regulatory landscape can be a challenge. This article delves into the essential “Cosmetic Notification Procedures” that can help stakeholders unlock the vast potential of the Malaysian market for beauty and personal care products.
1. Competent Authority
In Malaysia, Drug Control Authority (DCA) and the National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency (NPRA) deal with cosmetic notification. The DCA is the executive body that is responsible for the notification approval for cosmetic products, as well as the issuance of licenses for manufacturers, importers and wholesalers. The NPRA acts as the secretariat to the DCA and implements the quality control, licensing, registration and post-market surveillance of cosmetic products. All cosmetic products marketed in Malaysia must be notified to the NPRA before they can be imported or manufactured for sale in the country.
2. Legal Framework
The below critical legal documents and guidelines form the basis for cosmetic notification regulations in Malaysia: