How To Get BPOM Certificate for Skincare Products in Indonesia?

Nora Setiawan

June 1, 2020


How To Get BPOM Certificate for Skincare Products in Indonesia?

Nora Setiawan

June 1, 2020

Are you a Skincare Entrepreneur? Or do you want to incorporate a skincare business? If so, you have to make sure that your skincare products have a permit from the National Agency of Food and Drug Control, also known as Badan Pengawas Obat dan Makanan (BPOM). 

When you get BPOM certification for your product, you will also gain trust from your customers, because they will know that your products are safe to use.

As written on the local news, skincare products in Indonesia have experienced a significant increase by 10% – 15%. The skincare business has increased due to escalating demand in the market. Those who live in big cities start to aware of how important skincare products are for them, especially for daily usage.

However, every skincare product that imported to and sold in Indonesia must be through the registration process by BPOM. It is the institution under the Indonesia Ministry of Health, which also regulates the problem of imported skincare products in Indonesia.

It is a little bit different from food and beverage registration, in which you can register products with differences in packaging, design, and manufacturer. But, for skincare products, in one registration, BPOM requires you to register every variation of skincare product as a separate item.

Therefore, if you wish to import a facial wash brand that comes in a variety of skin types, such as facial wash for dry skin, oily skin or normal skin, you would need to register each of them as a separate item. 

How to get BPOM certificate for skincare products in Indonesia

Who Can Register BPOM for Skincare Products in Indonesia?

As regulated by the BPOM, only legal entities established under the Indonesian Law can register skincare products in Indonesia. They also need an import license in order to bring the products to Indonesian customs.

There are two options that can get the BPOM certificate for Skincare Products in Indonesia:

  1. Set up a foreign-owned company in Indonesia

As Indonesian-based skincare manufacturers with a valid license can register skincare products in Indonesia, the first option is to set up a foreign-owned company (PT PMA) in Indonesia and acquire relevant licenses.

For registering a PT PMA in this country, you need to submit an investment plan of IDR 10 billion (US$ 750.000). However, the 2.5 billion of it needs to be paid up at first. The maximum allowed foreign ownership depends on your business classification.

  1. Set up a nominee company in Indonesia

Registering a nominee company with a letter of appointment from the Principal is possible too. The difference between nominee companies and PT PMAs is, they are established under requirements set for local companies.

You can set up a nominee company with at least 51 million rupiah (US$ 3.800), but you would still have total control over your company and its assets. As you purchase shares through a loan agreement between the nominee and you, they promise you for full control.

How To Get BPOM Certificate Skincare Products in Indonesia?

How to get BPOM certificate for skincare products in Indonesia

In this article, you will learn how to get the BPOM certificate. Let’s have a look!

  1. Register to BPOM’s Online System

firstly, you need to visit the BPOM official website to register your company. After clicking the Register button, you will see the form, and you need to fill in based on your skincare product.

The data you need to fill is about your industry, products that have to be registered, and so on. You need to upload your documents incorporation as well. If the filling form process is done, you can submit and wait to be approved or rejected. You can check the notification on your registered email.

  1. The Required Documents in Applying for BPOM Notification

The required documents to register your products to BPOM are the application letter and the statement letter. But, you should not be worried, you can download the template later on the website. After filling it, you need to submit these official documents together with your application. And, these are:

  • SIUP (Surat Izin Usaha Perdagangan) – The License To Conduct Business
  • NPWP (Nomor Pokok Wajib Pajak) – Tax Identification Number
  • API (Angka Pengenal Importir) – Importer Identification Number
  • Surat Pernyataan Penanggung Jawab – Statement of Responsibility
  • Surat Perjanjian Akta Notaris – Authentic (Notarial) Deed
  • Harmonized System (HS) Code.

However, the required administration documents depend on what products you are registering, they are local or import products:

  1. The Required Documents for Local Products:

You need these documents to register the local skincare products. They are:

  •  The Result of Laboratory Test, to make sure that your product is safe to be used.
  • SIUP, as known as The License To Conduct Business.
  • The Product Sample, with minimum 3 products.
  • The Patent Rights.
  1. The Required Documents for Import Products:

If you want to import skincare products, you will need to complete these administration documents. And, they are:

  • API-U (Angka Pengenal Importir) – General Importer Identification Number. This import license is to trade a company to import goods in order to be traded in Indonesia.
  • The Details of Composition and Specification.
  • Product Sample, with minimum 3 products.
  • The Patent Rights.
  • The Result of Laboratory Test.
  • Health Certificate From The Origin Country
  • The Designation Letter From The Origin Country

Keep in mind, if your skincare products meet the requirements and your registration succeeds, you will receive a notification from the BPOM. BPOM will issue the notification number within 14 working days after the validation of the payment.

As you can see, you need to prepare everything before getting the BPOM certificate for your skincare products. Remember, preparation is the key to a successful BPOM registration. If you are not sure whether your products comply with Indonesia regulations or you need our assistance, you can contact us. We will always be ready to assist you anytime!

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