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A new age for Cosmetics Certificates of Conformity
Posted on May 18, 2023
A new age for Cosmetics Certificates of Conformity

Ghad E-Platform is your digital destination for registering your cosmetic products

Working as an importer or manufacturer in Saudi Arabia’s market requires several steps, including approving the quality of the product and matching it with the Technical Regulations of the Saudi market.

Today our discussion will be about Cosmetics Products and how to register for a Certificate of Conformity. 

  • Ghad E-Platform 

The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) announced that all Saudi cosmetics importers and manufacturers must open a Commercial Account on the GHAD system. 

In December 2019, the unified electronic system Ghad was launched by the Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) initially as a single registration platform for all medical device market permits. 

_ To ensure the continuity of work without interruption, Tabseer advises all importers and manufacturers of cosmetics to start as soon as possible to apply for the creation of a commercial account in the Ghad system_.  

Ghad E-Platform is your new way to apply for, renew, and register the Cosmetic Products License in Saudi Arabia.

With the commencement of new services on the unified electronic system (GHAD), all Saudi cosmetics importers and manufacturers will do the following services through it: 

  • Listing Cosmetic Products
  • Licensing Cosmetic Facilities (Factories, Warehouses)
  • Licensing Drug Stores

How to register through Ghad E-Platform?

Cosmetics imported or manufactured in Saudi Arabia’s registration process requires submitting the requirements through the GHAD E-Platform instead of the eCosma platform.

Ghad E-Platform provides a wide range of services: (Listing Cosmetic Products and Issuing Licenses for factories and warehouses for cosmetics)

This program is mandatory for all Importing Companies that want to import cosmetics into Saudi Arabia.

The Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) monitors and verifies the safety of products traded in Saudi Arabia. 

Also, to list cosmetic products and develop the mechanism for that, in addition to developing the electronic listing system.

Companies shall register cosmetic products with the Food and Drug Authority (SFDA), as it is the regulatory body for cosmetics in Saudi Arabia.

Requirements for getting a Cosmetics Conformity Certificate

  • The importer must have a commercial account on the Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) website and register the product on the Ghad platform.
  • The importer must have a valid commercial registry, including a cosmetic activity registered on the website.
  • To write an Authorization Letter to the company. 
  • To have an Authorized Person. 
  • The cosmetic product must meet the requirements and regulations of the Saudi Food and Drug Authority.
  • To have a copy of the Commercial Registration of the Exporting Factory.
  • To have a copy of the Industrial Registration of the Exporting Factory and its Conformity with the basics of good manufacturing (GMP) and the “Location of the Manufacturer.”
  • A list of ingredients and concentrations used for the product and a picture of the product from all sides, showing usage, storage conditions, and safety precautions in Arabic and/or any other foreign Languages.
  • The request number for issuing a certificate of compliance on the electronic system of the Saudi Food and Drug Authority on the Faseh platform.
  • HS code
  • Packing List for Quantity and Type of Products.
  • Commercial invoice.
  • To have a Lab Report from an accredited Laboratory according to ISO 17025 for cosmetic products according to the Saudi Food and Drug Authority regulations.
  • Pre-shipment inspection report (PSI).
  • Request to issue a Certificate of Conformity (CoC).
  • The shipping method, port of shipping, and port of arrival. 
  • Bill of lading (BOL).

Tabseer, as a Conformity Body, grants your business all the Certificates and Accreditations you need for your product to enter Saudi Arabia’s Market with ease.

With a professional team specialized in Technical Regulations Support, we provide you with the ability to apply for registering your Cosmetic Product and to have the Certificate of Conformity (CoC), which helps you as an importer or manufacturer. 

And here are the steps that you need to know to Launch a Cosmetics Conformity Certificate: 

  1. Fill out the certificate application and declaration of conformity from the importer or exporter.
  2. Review the request submitted by the exporter or importer by the Tabseer team.
  3. Ensure the availability of all required documents for the requested certificate and their compatibility with the import regulations of the Food and Drug General Authority.
  4. Test and check required samples.
  5. Provide final FASEH listing numbers obtained by the importer through the platform.
  6. Submit a request for conformity through the FASEH platform.
  7. Issuance of the certificate.
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