Cosmetic Products Import License Request

This service is provided by the Ministry of Health to Businesses requesting to obtain a license to import cosmetic products and sell it in Kingdom of Bahrain markets.

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   Service Terms

  • Target User Group:
  • Business ,

   Required Documents

  1. Original letter of appointment, stamped and signed by the manufacturer or distributer for the sole agency in Bahrain
  2. Copy of Commercial Registration
  3. Imported cosmetic products license request form includes the name of the manufacturer, country of origin and the names of products to be imported
  4. Good Manufacture Practice Certificate issued and rectified by governmental health authority
  5. Free Sale Certificate Issued and rectified by governmental health authority and Bahrain Embassy in the country of origin, includes the name, address of the manufacturer and the name of the products to be imported
  6. Certificate of composition of each product shows the percentages of the ingredients and their functions, stamped and signed by the manufacturer
  7. Certificate of analysis of the products from an accredited laboratory
  8. If the product contains active ingredients or claims to cause physical changes to the body, documents and clinical studies must be submitted to prove the efficacy according to the claims mentioned, safety assessment, toxicological profile of the ingredients, side effects, stability study, period of validity, storage condition, quality of the packaging and method of analysis according to what is stated in the certificate of analysis
  9. Samples of the products in their original packaging (non-refundable) with the outer and / or inner label or insert leaflet stating the basic information in English and Arabic languages
  10. Certificate proves that the product is free from Bovine spongiform encephalopathy
  11. Halal Certificate
  12. If product contains herbal materials a scientific reference of their safety, validity use and effectiveness are required

 13. If product contains active ingredients or claims, the following should be submitted:

  • Efficacy
  • Safety assessment
  • Toxicological profile of the ingredients
  • Undesirable effects
  • Stability study
  • Validity period, storage conditions and packaging type
  • Method of analysis

   Important notes

  • Readiness:
Reserve an appointment to submit the applications
  • Exceptions:
Incomplete applications will be excluded
  • Others:
Public Health Directorate is not responsible for any documents or samples if the applicants did not follow up within 3 months of the date of submission.


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