Cosmetics

 

As per Section 3(aaa) of Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 “Cosmetic” means “any article intended to be rubbed, poured, sprinkled or sprayed on, or introduced into, or otherwise applied to, the human body or any part thereof for cleansing, beautifying, promoting attractiveness, or altering the appearance and includes any article intended for use as a component of cosmetic.”

Under the provisions of Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 and Rules made thereunder, the manufacture of cosmetics is regulated under a system of inspection and licensing by the State Licensing Authorities appointed by the respective State Governments while the import of cosmetics is regulated under a system of registration by the Licensing Authority appointed by the Central Government. The Drugs Controller General (India) functions as the Licensing Authority who grants the registration certificate and regulates the import of cosmetics in India vide Gazette notification G.S.R 426(E) under the provisions of Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 and Rules made thereunder.

  1. 1.Amendment of Drugs & Cosmetic Rules, 1945 with respect to registration of import of Cosmetic products.
  2. 2.Scrutiny of applications relating to registration of cosmetic products for Import into the country as per the requirements of Drugs and Cosmetics Act 1940 and Rules made thereunder.
  3. 3.Scrutiny of various applications for NOC /Clarification relating to import of cosmetic products.
  4. 4.Preparation of draft replies to RTI, court cases, VIP references and Parliament Question related to cosmetics.
  5. 5.Replying to Government correspondences/ BIS as and when required.
  6. 6.Handling of PMOPGs/public enquiries/hearings related to cosmetic import registration process and providing guidance thereto.
  7. 7.Handling of public/NGOs/Consumer forums complaints/grievances regarding standards of cosmetic products.

Steps for Online application for registration of cosmetics

  • Access the portal by using the link http://cdscoonline.gov.in.

  • Signup and create login credentials.

  • Submit all the details with valid e-mail id and mobile number (for alerts) and complete the signup process.

  • After successful signup login into the portal.

  • In form submission section, select department and select type of form.

  • Choose the type of application need to be submitted ex. Fresh, Endorsement etc.

  • After final submission View the form details and click on "continue" button to proceed further. It will be re-directed to the "Preview" page. In preview user can view complete information filled by the user till now. Click on "Edit" button to do any modifications in the filled form. View the form details and click on "Save and Continue" button to proceed further. It will be redirected to the "Checklist" page.

  • Once moved to "Checklist" page, any further modifications in the application form will not be allowed.

  • Click on each points to upload document electronically. Documents which needs to be uploaded will vary from point to point.

  • Upload all the documents and click on "Submit" button on the checklist page to proceed further. It will be re-directed to the "Payment".

  • Fill the form details and click on "Submit" button to proceed further. It will be re-directed to the " Preview" page.

  • Multiple challan' can be uploaded, upto a maximum limit of five challan'.

  • Click on " PDF" button to generate the PDF of the filled form. Full Preview will consist of Details of the payment done by the user. Click on "Continue " button to proceed further. It will be re-directed to the Upload Form.

  • To submit the documents electronically click on 'browse' button and select the file from your system. Click on "Submit" button to proceed further.

  • Upload Form 42 here, which was downloaded as PDF earlier in Full Preview page.

  • RC Application will be submitted successfully and online application will be forwarded to the respective Designated Officer. Please note down the Reference Number generated for future reference.

  • Submitted application will be reviewed by the Designated Officer for compliance of required documents registration

  • If the application is found to be satisfactory in all respect, the same will be forwarded for approval of Licensing Authority. Once approved, the approval letter will be available in Applicants SUGAM dashboard.

  • If the application is not found satisfactory, then discrepancies in the application are intimated to the applicant in the SUGAM Portal. Once the discrepancies are complied, it is then processed for approval.

S.no Title Release Date Download Pdf Pdf Size
1 List of RC Holders and RC issued in Offline mode-20_10_2017 2018-Feb-09 2929kb
2 Pre-screening checklist 2017-Feb-17 158 KB
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1 Cancellation of cosmetics Registration Certificate No. RC/Cos-000107 dated 29.11.2016 M/s Aurelia International Pvt Ltd 2019-Feb-19 423 KB
2 Clarification for import and registration of cosmetics 2018-Feb-09 98kb
3 Regulatory guidance documents 2017-Feb-17 237 KB
4 Cancellation of cosmetics registration Certificate No. COS-443/14 of M/s Innisfree Cosmetics India Pvt Ltd 07.08.2017 2017-Feb-17 120 KB
5 General Non- Compliances Observed during the Review Process of Applications 2017-Feb-17 89 KB
6 Guidance Document 2017-Feb-17 583 KB
7 Power of Attorney to accompany an application for issue of Registration 2017-Feb-17 138 KB
8 Proforma of Power of Attorney for Registration purposes 2017-Feb-17 139 KB
9 Activities/Functions 2017-Feb-17 7 KB
10 Clarification for import and registration of cosmetics in addition to exisiting guidelines dated 15.10.2015 2017-Feb-17 98 KB
11 Frequently Asked Questions 2017-Feb-17 368 KB
12 Cancellation of cosmetics Registration Certificate No. 154/13 of M/s G.S Pharmbutor (Private) Uttarakhand-March 2016 2016-Feb-17 118 KB
13 Cancellation of cosmetics Registration Certificate No. COS-84/13 of M/s Stiefel India (Private) Limited Mumbai November-2015 2015-Feb-17 262 KB
14 Cancellation of cosmetics Registration Certificate No. COS-85/13 of M/s Stiefel India (Private) Limited Mumbai October-2015 2015-Feb-17 262 KB
15 Cancellation of Cosmetics Registration Certificate No. COS-520/14 of M/s Modi Revlon Pvt. Ltd 1400 Modi Tower, 98 Nehru Place, New Delhi 2014-Feb-17 304 KB
16 Cancellation of cosmetics Registration Certificate No. COS-304/14 of M/s Jeevanseva Enterprises India Privated Limited Hyderabad 2014-Feb-17 191 KB
S.no Title Release Date Download Pdf Pdf Size
1 Inviting public comments, as steps are being taken taken by CDSCO to regulate the products like adhesives for fixing wigs on scalp or hair, products which are used for cleansing scalp artificial nail systems, as cosmetic 2019-Nov-04 411 KB
2 Details of IEC/GSTN code of all the beneficiaries (Stakeholders/importers/exporters, customs house brokers) in case of import of cosmetics into India 2019-Sep-13 309 KB
3 Details of IEC/GSTN Code of all the beneficiaries Stakeholder/Importer/Exporters, Customs House brokers in the case of Import of Cosmetics Into India 2019-Aug-08 274 KB
4 Order regarding Luxury Lifestyle on 17.06.2019 2019-Jun-17 636 KB
5 Order M/s united Distributors Incoporation 2019-Mar-29 538 KB
6 Order M/s Hasan Trading Inc Chennai 2019-Mar-29 546 KB
7 Import of duplicate product Siso Hair Color Shampoo regarding 2019-Mar-07 328 KB
8 Cancellation of Cosmetics Registration certificate No. RC/Cos-000107 M/s Aurelia International Pvt Ltd 2019-Feb-19 422 KB
9 Office Memorandum dated 14.12.2018 (Ms. Galderma India) 2018-Dec-14 318 KB
10 Order (Skin Aesthetics) 2018-Dec-14 568 KB
11 Pre-screening checklist3 2018-Feb-23 158kb
12 Notice Order regarding Import of Cosmetic division Sugam Online 2017-Jul-06 351KB
13 Office Memorandum dated 29.09.2014 reg. Relabeling or stickering on the label of cosmetics 2014-Sep-29 320KB
S.no Title Release Date Download Pdf Pdf Size
1 G.S.R 3609(E) 2017-Nov-14 1,649KB
2 November 14th 2017 S.O 3609(E) 2017-Feb-17 1649 KB
3 May 19,2010(G.S.R_426 E) 2017-Feb-17 681 KB
4 Mercury Limit-GSR56(E) 2017-Jan-19 1,107kb
5 Notification for different banks-GSR 873(E) 2015-Mar-30 500kb
6 Animal Testing Ban-GSR 346(E) 2014-May-21 922kb
7 Import Animal Testing Ban-G.S.R.718(E) 2014-Mar-13 168kb
8 Registration for Import of cosmetics-GSR 426(E) 2010-May-19 9,488kb