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ASEAN Cosmetics Registration-Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia


The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) consists of 10 countries: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. In 2003, these countries agreed to harmonize the requirements for cosmetic products in order to facilitate the movement of goods and decrease the trade barriers within the region. The new common cosmetics legislation came into force in 2008. This legislation is called the ASEAN Cosmetic Directive (ACD). ACD is modelled after the EU Cosmetic Directive and the EU Cosmetic Regulation 1223/2009 that followed.

The ASEAN Cosmetic Directive provides the following definition: "A cosmetic product shall mean any substance or preparation intended to be placed in contact with the various external parts of the human body (epidermis, hair system, nails, lips and external genital organs) or with the teeth and the mucous membranes of the oral cavity with a view exclusively or mainly to cleaning them, perfuming them, changing their appearance and/or correcting body odours and/or protecting them or keeping them in good condition".

In the ASEAN region, each country requires a separate notification. The company or person responsible for placing the cosmetic products on the market in each individual ASEAN member country must be located in that country and has to complete the product notification with the local regulatory authority of that country. And the product information file must be kept readily accessible to the regulatory authority as well.

Who Shall Register?

  • Cosmetics manufacturer or distributors who export cosmetics to ASEAN

  • Importers/primary distributor of Cosmetics in ASEAN;

Our Services

CIRS China can act as a technical provider for foreign and domestic cosmetic manufacturers or distributors who want to export cosmetics to ASEAN countries mentioned above to notify cosmetics so as to comply with the ASEAN Cosmetic Directive.

Our services include:

ASEAN Cosmetics Notification
(Thailand,Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia,
Singapore, Indonesia)

  • Formula and label review

  • Testing required for the notification

  • HALA certification if needed

  • Dossier preparation and submission

  • Technical translation

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