Takehome: Thailand FDA mandated that starting from August 30 the renewal application of cosmetic notification receipts must be lodged within 180 days before the expiration date.
As stipulated in the Cosmetic Act B.E. 2558 (2015), local cosmetic manufacturers or importers must notify authorities of their intention to market products in Thailand. The notification receipts (cosmetic licenses) remain valid for three years from the issue date and can be renewed.
On Sep. 6, Thailand FDA issued detailed renewal requirements indicating that:
- The notification receipts must be renewed within 180 days of the expiration date (since Aug. 30, 2018).
- Stakeholder whose receipt has expired but not exceeding one month is allowed to apply for renewal and abatement by explaining the reason for delayed renewal. However, a daily fine of 500 Baht is imposed during this period.
- Stakeholders that exceed the 1 month grace period are unable to renew the receipt and must apply for a new notification receipt to continue manufacturing or importing.
- The renewal application can be submitted to the Food and Drug Administration office or the provincial public health office or via online network of FDA depending on the location of manufacturers or importers.
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