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Hiển thị các bài đăng có nhãn cosmetic business in Vietnam. Hiển thị tất cả bài đăng
Hiển thị các bài đăng có nhãn cosmetic business in Vietnam. Hiển thị tất cả bài đăng

Thứ Tư, 25 tháng 4, 2018

Overview on Cosmetics Regulations in Vietnam

Cosmetics are areas of highly regulated in Vietnam as they apply on human and could create health concern. Hence, cosmetics imported into Vietnam have to be applied special procedures to ensure safety. Cosmetics regulations in Vietnam would lay out provisions that importers and manufacturers to follow.

To carry out the Combination Convention in the cosmetic management which has been signed by countries are member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations on September 2nd, 2003 (commonly called ASEAN Cosmetic Convention), the Ministry of Health of Vietnam issued Circular 06/2011/TT-BYT on Cosmetic Management.

The Circular dated January 25th, 2011 regulating the management of cosmetic products manufactured in the country, as well as cosmetics imported for circular in Vietnam. Besides, the cosmetic regulations is also provided in related provisions.


According to the Vietnam cosmetic regulations, cosmetic product must be construed as a substance or a preparation which is used for touch with outside parts of human body (skin, hair system, finger nails, toenails, lip, and outside reproduction organ) or teeth and mouth mucous membrane with main purpose in order to cleanse, aromatize, change the outward characteristics, form, adjust body’s smell, safeguard body, or maintain the human body in good condition. In addition to the products being grouped as cosmetic products such as: creams, emulsion, lotions, gels and oils for skin (group 1); tinted bases (group 2); toilet soaps, deodorant soaps (group 3); … some products are not classified as cosmetic.

Under Vietnam law, a cosmetic product made in Vietnam or imported into Vietnam must go through procedure of proclamation before being is sold on the market. In particular, organizations or individuals circulating the cosmetic products on the market have to be responsible for obtaining permissions through cosmetic product proclamation from authority agencies as well as responsible for safety, effectiveness, and quality of product.

For exporting cosmetic, the exporter needs to obtain the Certificate of Free Sale (CFS) as regulated. CFS is issued when such domestic cosmetic is issued the cosmetic product proclamation receipt number by competent state management agency. For importing cosmetic, enterprises are only allowed to import the cosmetic into Vietnam when presenting to the Customs agency the valid receipt number of cosmetic product proclamation report which has been issued by the Medicine Management Department – the Health Ministry. However, Vietnam law also provide import of cosmetic in some special situations which are not obligated to implement the cosmetic product proclamation as the following:

– Organization or individual who imports cosmetic in order to study and experiment;

– The organizations, individuals who receive cosmetic as gifts;

– The organizations, individuals who import cosmetic for displaying at fair, gallery and other temporary import for re-export situations.

For manufacturing cosmetic, the cosmetic regulations require the organizations which manufacture the cosmetic must deploy to apply and satisfy principles, the “cosmetic good manufacturing practice” standard of the Asian Southeast Association Nations (CGMP-ASEAN).

Besides, compliance with the other requirements such as labeling, safety of ingredients, cosmetic advertising is also required.

How ANT Lawyers Could Help Your Business?

To Product Registration in Vietnam, Please contact our lawyers for advice via email ant@antlawyers.vn or call our office at (+84) 24 32 23 27 71

Thứ Ba, 7 tháng 2, 2017

Cosmetic Advertising Registration Services in Vietnam

Cosmetic advertising in Vietnam is conducted on the mass media such as television, radio, electronic portal (Internet, Website), books, newspapers, magazines, flyers, posters, underwater objects or other means of advertising made by cosmetics business or sponsor, authorize other entities to perform.

The businesses are only allowed to advertise when having the approval of advertising registration dossier as prescribed by law.

Cosmetic advertising content must be consistent with the documents proving the safety and efficacy of the cosmetics and must comply with published guidelines of ASEAN cosmetic product features.
Services that ANT Lawyers provide for customers:
  • Consultation on the announcement of cosmetics, import cosmetics, cosmetics advertising.
  • Consulting on the registration and documentation of cosmetics advertising on media as requested by customers.
  • On behalf of the client to fill in the cosmetics advertising registration where business operates or where enterprise organizes conference, workshop, advertise cosmetics.
  • On behalf of customer to contact, work and receive information from the competent State agencies related to the implementation process.
  • Amend and supplement the dossier as prescribed by the competent State agencies upon requested.
  • Inform customers about the validity result from the competent State agencies.
Documentation that customers need to provide, including:
  • A copy of the business registration.
  • A cosmetic license or certificate to published cosmetic products or receipt to announced cosmetic quality standards.
  • Content to register advertise: TV, radio, newspapers, pamphlets, leaflets must come with scripts, audio tapes, advertising or files which are contained in the information storage devide.
  • List of TV station and radio station that will advertise. Provide telephone and fax numbers of the stations.
  • The proved documentation (if any)
  • The procedure time: 10 working days from the day when customer provides valid dossiers and documents as required.



At ANT Lawyers, a law firm in Vietnam with offices in law office Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, we are available to assist clients in compliance process and procedures matters in Vietnam. We could be reached at email: ant@antlawyers.vn or office tel: +848 35202779.

Thứ Hai, 6 tháng 2, 2017

Cosmetics Workshop, Event Organizing Registration Services

In addition to the cosmetics advertising on mass media such as television, radio, electronic portals (Internet, Website), books, newspapers, magazines, flyers, posters, underwater objects or other means of advertising, the cosmetics business can make or sponsor, authorize other entities to carry out workshop activities to introduce cosmetic products.
The cosmetic businesses are only allowed to advertise, organize seminars and events to introduce the cosmetic products when having the Receipt of advertising, seminar, cosmetic introduction events registration dossiers as prescribed by law.

Cosmetic advertising content must be consistent with the documents proving the safety and efficacy of the cosmetics and must comply with published guidelines of ASEAN cosmetic product features.
1. Services that ANT Lawyers provide for customers:
+ Consultation on the announcement of cosmetics, import cosmetics, cosmetics advertising.
+ Consulting on the registration and documentation of organizing conferences, workshops to introduce and advertise cosmetics as requested by customers.
+ On behalf of customer to fill in the cosmetics advertising registration where business operates or where enterprise organizes conference, workshop to advertise cosmetics.
+ On behalf of customer to contact, work and receive information from the competent State agencies related to the implementation process.
+ Amend and supplement the dossier as prescribed by the competent State agencies upon requested.
+ Inform customers about the validity result from the competent State agencies.
2. Registration dossier includes:
+ Trader registrated to advertise cosmetics, orgasnize seminar, event to introduce cosmetic products.
+ A copy of the business registration.
+ A copy of the cosmetic product announcement card that has been granted.
+ POA of organizations and individuals that announce the cosmetic products for the one who organizing cosmetic seminar, introduction event (in case of the event organization or individual register for advertising, organizing the seminar, cosmetic introduction event which  are the one who held, published cosmetic products).
+ Document disclosures for the features, the use of the product in the case of the advertising contents, the contents presented at the seminar, cosmetic introduction event mentioned features, the use of the product beyond the content stated in the cosmetic product announcement card.
+ 02 advertising scripts (script must clearly describe the pictures, lyrics, music intends to advertise) or 02 advertising forms intend to release (applicable to the advertising registration dosssier) or documents intend to display, release at the seminar, cosmetic introduction event (applicable to workshop registration dossier).
3. Ways to file registration of cosmetic advertising, organizing seminar, event introduced cosmetic products:
a) Cosmetic registration dossier may be compiled for one or more products, can advertised on one or more means of mass media.
Cosmetics advertisement, advertising script can be made ​​for one or more different products.
b) The event, workshop organizing registration dossier may be compiled for one or more products to be held in one or more locations in the province, city
The procedure time: 10 working days from the time when the customer provides valid records and documents as required.



Please contact us at ant@antlawyers.vn or call us at + 84 835202779.