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Cosmetics Registration in Indonesia

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The cosmetic market in Indonesia is one of the most prominent (with an expected annual growth of 7 per cent until 2021) and bureaucratic industries. Check the Cosmetic growth in Indonesia, below:



On the contrary to other fields such as food supplements, cosmetic products are required to obtain a certification for each variety of a product separately. Prior to import and distribution of cosmetics products in Indonesia, companies must register their products at the National Agency of Food and Drug Control, known as Badan Pengawas Obat dan Makanan (BPOM). Notably, only businesses established in Indonesia and with a valid import licence can apply for the registration. Here is where Cekindo can assist, to do cosmetic registration in Indonesia effectively.

Cosmetic Registration in Indonesia with Cekindo

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As only Indonesian legal entities are entitled to import and register overseas cosmetic products in the archipelago, the first step in the product registration is company incorporation. Consult a professional, contact Cekindo and we will check whether your market strategy complies with the Indonesian law and the Negative Investment List for foreign-owned companies, or a nominee company would fit your strategy better. A nominee company is a local company registered by Cekindo. With Cekindo being a legal owner there are no further restrictions on maximum foreign ownership. To speed up the procedure, which might take several months, investors can also purchase a ready-made shelf company.

Nominee Product Holder

Entrepreneurs who are not willing to incorporate a company in Indonesia can register cosmetic products via Cekindo. We will act as an Indonesian agent, provide you with all licenses while not intervening in your business. Notably, according to the Indonesian law, one company can register its products under one distributor only, and thus provide him/her with a right of exclusivity. As a nominee product holder is a third partner without exclusivity, you are free to cooperate with several distributors based on a nominee agreement.





Register a Cosmetic Product in Indonesia

Infographic - Product Registration CosmeticsLimited liability companies that have already pursued an import licence are entitled to access BPOM’s online registration system. Cekindo will submit all the required documents on your behalf, proceed to the payment and notify you once the certification is complete.

Once the BPOM notification is issued, you should import all registered products within the following 6 months to keep the cosmetic product certification valid.

Extension of the Cosmetic Product Registration

Both cosmetics registration in Indonesia and the extension of the licence are lengthy processes that should be pursued well in advance. Contact Cekindo to extend your license before its three years validity expires in order to avoid reregistration.

halal-MUIAre Your Products Halal? Do Not Forget about Halal Certification

Effective from October 2019, all international halal cosmetic products that have not been certified in Indonesia will become non-halal. Being a country with the biggest Muslim majority in the world, missing the deadline will inevitably cause a drop in sales.

Cekindo will certify your halal products right after your cosmetic product registration is completed.

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Selected Testimonials

  • logo Ohmnia

    As a new business in Indonesia, we started consulting with multiple law firms but quickly narrowed down to only Cekindo. Cekindo was recommended as one of the top firms by multiple sources in the business community. The staff at Cekindo was very responsive to our needs as a new business. The team provided consultancy and assisted our startup firm with initial business setup, licenses and permits, HR/recruitment and market research. One year since our establishment, we still consider Cekindo as our partner.

    PT Ohmnia Tenaga Surya
  • Jan Pilar - Hydropol

    When we intended to enter the Indonesian market back in 2013/14, Cekindo helped us to understand the possibilites and options for business presence in Indonesia through legal advice & also advisory on how to arrange for ownership. Furthermore, Cekindo also provides us with a range of fully professional and reliable accounting & tax services for our representative office in Indonesia. In the world of digital & virtual economy like today, it is an essential prerequisite to have the most reliable business partner like Cekindo.

    Jan Pilař
  • Sagar Datar - Bristlecone

    A huge gratitude to Cekindo, particularly its visa team, for handling our visa cases. During our visa applications, Cekindo was extremely helpful not only in facilitating all of our visa requirements but also in clarifying our queries/doubts. I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge and appreciate the good work of Cekindo’s visa team.

    Sagar Datar
  • Matthias Coessens - Empyrean

    When I was looking for a reliable partner who could help with company registration, payroll, taxes and working permit in Indonesia, Cekindo’s domain knowledge and clear communication astonished. Firstly, we decided to pursue cooperation with Cekindo in terms of company registration, but they also assisted me in obtaining the necessary working permits and visas (KITAS), and we use their payroll and tax reporting services until now.

    Matthias Coessens
    Product Director at Empyrean Solutions Apac
  • Ivana Bartonkova

    Cekindo handled business visa for our new colleague promptly and made the start of our company in Vietnam easier and faster. I particularly enjoyed communication with the consultant, who advised the best solution for us and was all the time available to answer any questions. She made sure that all the documents were collected and prepared on time and we got great support during the whole process. Thank you Cekindo and I hope to cooperate again in the near future!

    Ivana Bartonkova
    Marketing and HR director of Port Cities Vietnam
  • Phyto CZ Sro

    Cekindo assisted us with a selection of our local distributor in Indonesia and organised several meeting in Jakarta. Their assistance enabled us to meet our potential local partners and choose the best distributor conveniently. The decision to cooperate with Cekindo was based on a recommendation from our prominent partner in Bali and we cannot be more grateful. Cekindo’s systematic work, active communication, thoroughness and professionalism was exceptional.

    Ing. Václav Tomek
    Phyto CZ Sro
  • Vivek Singh Rathaur

    Cekindo initially helped us with setting up our business structure in Indonesia and getting us all due licenses and approvals. Currently, Cekindo is associated with us as our business partner in Indonesia by providing a face to our name and handling various business activities on our behalf. Without their help, we would be lost in keeping up with regulatory requirements and being a compliant company in Indonesia.

    Vivek S.Rathaur
    Vega Industries
  • akvo - cekindo

    Thanks to Cekindo and its one-stop market entry solutions, we could start exploring the Indonesian market. Cekindo’s broad portfolio of services included a formal process of our representative office registration, consultations regarding proper legal set-up and even working permit and visa applications. Cekindo’s extensive knowledge of the latest developments and legal requirements allowed us to focus on more operational matters and to build a local team in Indonesia.

    Peter van der Linde
    Co-founder / Director strategy & solutions, Akvo Pte Ltd
  • morning-star-cekindo

    After extensive research online, I reached out to several companies including Cekindo. Cekindo’s info package and summary of services were by far the most thorough and professional and their pricing was competitive and reasonable. Cekindo’s sound knowledge of all administrative requirements gave me the confidence that my company incorporation of 100% foreign owned export company was being executed correctly and legally.

    Kingsley Fiegert
    Director, Morning Star Investments (WA) Pty Ltd
  • Jason Peter Stevens

    With knowledgable team, Cekindo helped me make the whole process of company registration and product registration of health and beauty products in Indonesia less confusing and seamless at the same time. They have always been swift in response and hands-on at every email, never leaving me wondering or worried. As far as I am concerned, they go above and beyond the call of duty. They will most certainly be my long-term partner moving forward into the years to come. Thank you Cekindo!

    Jason Peter Stevens
    Group CEO, Studio XII Pte Ltd

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Frequently Asked Questions

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