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Bangladesh Cosmetic Product Registration


Regulatory Authority

  • Directorate General of Drug Administration (DGDA) of Bangladesh is responsible for regulating cosmetics and issuing licenses and registrations.

Link for Regulatory Authority


Local Regulation

  • Drug and Cosmetics Act, 2023: This act governs the manufacturing, distribution, import, and export of cosmetics in Bangladesh.

Who can Register?

  • Manufacturers
  • Distributors or importers

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Process to Register Cosmetic Product

  • No individual or entity is permitted to manufacture, distribute, import, or export any cosmetics without first acquiring registration from the licensing authority.
  • Rules will outline the criteria for eligibility, the process for applying and renewing registration, grounds for approving or rejecting applications, registration and renewal fees, and other related matters.
  • Until the rules are established, the Directorate, with prior government approval, may issue orders to establish necessary provisions.
  • The government reserves the right to regulate registration and renewal fees, as well as late fees, through official notifications published in the Official Gazette.
  • Existing factories or business establishments engaged in the manufacture, distribution, import, and export of cosmetics must apply for a license and registration, as applicable, to the licensing authority within six months from the issuance of rules or orders under this Act.
  • Upon receiving an application, the Licensing Authority will, in accordance with the provisions, as applicable, process the application.
  • To import customs clearance, cosmetics imports necessitate a Certificate of Conformity, demonstrating compliance with Bangladesh’s standards. Health and beauty items also mandate a Certificate of Conformity.

Timeframe and Fees

 The timeframe for processing registration applications is currently uncertain due to the newness of the regulations.

Additional Information

  • It is prohibited for any individual or establishment to manufacture adulterated cosmetics or to display them for sale, stocking, or distribution.
  • Cosmetics will be considered adulterated if they are knowingly used, sold, or intended for sale with the aim of gaining unjust profit, or if they contain any substance that is hazardous or if any substance, material, or ingredient is mixed or altered in a way that reduces its effectiveness, alters its effectiveness, or poses harm to the body or life-threatening risks.
  • Existing cosmetic businesses in Bangladesh have 6 months from the date of notification of the rules to apply for registration and licenses.
  • For cosmetics that meet the human body, a Halal Certificate that contains animal by-products is required.
  • Without the supervision of any doctor registered with the Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council (BMDC), any person shall not apply fillers, Botox, glutathione, or any similar cosmetics to the human body by injection or otherwise.