Cosmetic Registration and Approval (Form 42, 43)

Cosmetic Registration and Approval (Form 42, 43)

As defined under Rule 21 of Drugs & Cosmetics Rules, 1945, all cosmetic products imported for sale in India need to be registered with licensing authority.

The application for Registration of Import of Cosmetics can be made by-

  1. The Manufacturer himself having registered office in India
  2. The Authorized Agent of the Manufacturer
  3. The Subsidiary of the Manufacturer
  4. Any other importer

The application for registration (Form-42) with required documents, are submitted to Drugs Controller General (I), CDSCO, New Delhi. This application is accompanied by the fee specified along with information and undertaking in Schedule D-III. A single application is made in Form 42 for any number of brands manufactured at one or more locations by a single manufacturer (legal).

The Registration (Form 43) may be obtained in approximately three months, whereas the validity of the registration is for three years.

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1. The Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 and Rules 1945. Available at- Accessed on – 21st May 2016.
2. The Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945. Available at-, Accessed on – 21st May 2016.


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