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QR Code in Pharmaceutical, Cosmetic and Food Products in Indonesia

  • InCorp Editorial Team
  • 20 February 2024
  • 3 minute reading time

Over the years, technology has been developing so fast. All new technologies are made and designed to make our lives easier, faster and more comfortable. Not only in our lives, technologies have also profoundly impacted the world of business everywhere and Indonesia is no exception. Amazing tools have been created so that we can have useful information at our fingertips, such as QR code. To facilitate the consumer in getting the important information about a product, the National Agency of Drug and Food Control (BPOM) has implemented the use of QR code on drug, cosmetic and food packaging in Indonesia.

This article discusses QR code and its implementation in pharmaceutical, cosmetic and food products in Indonesia.

What is QR Code?

A Quick Response (QR) code is traditionally an array of black and white pixelated boxes printed on the packaging or other materials. Its purpose is to allow consumers to get additional information about the product or to engage with the product’s brand owner in some way. You can make a QR code to direct users to your website, social media profiles, or other online resources related to the product or brand.

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The Implementation of QR Code in Products in Indonesia

In accordance with BPOM’s regulation on QR Code (2D Barcode) issued in 2018, every product that is produced either domestically or abroad and is circulated in the territory of Indonesia is required to put the BPOM’s QR code on the packaging.

This regulation applies specifically to the following products:
a. Pharmaceutical Products
b. Traditional Medicines
c. Health Supplements
d. Cosmetics
e. Food and Beverages

This BPOM’s QR code can be accessed through the android application: BPOM Mobile.

Some important information that you need to know prior to accessing the application includes the following:

  • BPOM Mobile features

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  • The BPOM’s QR code contains information of:

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With this QR Code, consumers can receive information of a certain product anywhere at anytime without the need to check it through the BPOM website.

Product Registration in Indonesia with Cekindo

Complying with product registration regulations for successful business in Indonesia does not have to be difficult. Cekindo, with a team of product registration specialists, is ready to assist your company and get your products into the hands of consumers soon.

Whether you are interested in distributing and selling cosmetics, pharmaceutical products, food and beverages or health supplements in Indonesia, our comprehensive services get you covered, from product registration and import license to distributor selection and Halal certification.

Reach out to us to discuss your needs by filling in the form below.

Pandu Biasramadhan

Senior Consulting Manager at InCorp Indonesia

An expert for more than 10 years, Pandu Biasramadhan, has an extensive background in providing top-quality and comprehensive business solutions for enterprises in Indonesia and managing regional partnership channels across Southeast Asia.

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Frequent Asked Questions

You can transfer the license as long as your current local distributor agrees to change the product license holder. The procedure will be different for each product category. We can only recommend you try to prevent these issues by setting cooperation with a trustworthy partner from the beginning

Before you can distribute your products in Indonesia, you will have to register your product with the BPOM (National Agency of Food and Drugs) and MoH (Ministry of Health). Only an Indonesian legal entity can register the product. If you decide to distribute your product via a local distributor, they will register the product under their entity in Indonesia and become the product license holder. Cekindo can act as your local distributor and register the product under its name.