On 20 April 2011, The Head of the Food and Drug Supervisory Agency recently issued Regulation No. HK.03.1.23.04.11.03724 on the Control of Imported Cosmetics (“Regulation“), in the framework to protect society from cosmetics that do not meet quality, safety, and use standards. The Regulation amends Head of the Food and Drug Supervisory Agency Regulation No.HK.00.05.04.2995 of 2008 and No.HK.00.05.42.2995 of 2008 on the Control of Imported Cosmetics. This regulation has been enforced since 6 May 2011.
Article 1 defines a permit for distribution as a regulatory of approval of cosmetics in the form of a notification, issued by the Head of the Food and Drug Supervisory Agency. Pursuant to Article 3(1), only cosmetic that have received authorization in the form of a notification may be imported into Indonesia. However, Article 3(3) excludes cosmetics used for research, samples, and exhibition in a limited number from the notification requirement, as long as the cosmetics are not for sale.
According to Article 5(2), applications for a notification should be accompanied by:
A certificate of analysis of the cosmetics;
The Bill of Lading (B/L) or Air Waybill (AWB)
Tax Registration Number (NPWP) of the applicant; and
A photocopy of the applicant’s Import Identification Number (API).
Article 8, states that applications should be filed electronically through the Food and Drug Supervisory Agency website through (http://e-bpom.pom.go.id), in accordance with the relevant regulation and decree stipulated in Article 8.
Source – ILB