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Cosmetics Product Registration in Indonesia

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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 license 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.

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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: Procedures & Requirements

Infographic - Cosmetics Registration in IndonesiaLimited 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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    I would like to acknowledge the exceptional service that PT. Cekindo Business International provided to me and my company. I needed to attend a meeting in Jakarta in October 2020 and because of the COVID-19, there were some restrictions with regard to visa application. I made the right decision by consulting with the visa team at Cekindo. The application process was expertly handled. The team ensured the visa was issued well ahead of time for my trip. I would recommend PT. Cekindo Business International to anyone looking for expert help in managing the visa application process.

    Tim Stewart
    Northern Territory Building Consultancy
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    Prior to choosing Cekindo as our business partner in Indonesia, we interviewed and compared several companies. Finally, we chose to cooperate with Cekindo because of its professionalism and quality. Cekindo has assisted us in many ways, from company certification application to KITAS application and financial statement compliance to the fulfillment of other tax obligations in Indonesia. We appreciate the team’s fast response and professionalism in preparing the financial statements, among others.

    Doris Chen
    PT. Asia Victory and PT. Bigger One
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    When I joined Toaster, it was already working with Cekindo. But it’s quick to see why Toaster chose Cekindo. Cekindo has been very helpful throughout. Toaster Headquarters is based in London. Indonesian tax laws are not our specialty. Cekindo’s team has helped us to understand Indonesian tax. They are very knowledgeable and dependable, and therefore a huge asset to our company.

    Tsui-Sie Wong
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    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

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