Cosmetics Registration in Hong Kong

Regulatory Authority:

Commerce and Economic Development Bureau (CEDB)

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Local regulation:

Consumer Goods Safety Ordinance (Cap. 456)

Who can register :  

A person may not supply, manufacture, or import consumer goods unless they meet the general safety criterion for consumer goods or, if applicable, an approved standard.

Data to be communicated : 


The pre-market authorisation is seen as a hindrance to free commerce in a free trade city. As a result, there is no need to notify or register cosmetic products. However, the items must meet the safety requirements of the country in which they were originally created and any safety standards set by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Union (EU) Cosmetic Directive.

Manufacturers, importers, and suppliers must guarantee that the consumer goods they sell meet “the general safety standard,” according to the Ordinance. The consumer items in question must be reasonably safe under this condition. All variables should be considered when deciding whether a given consumer good conforms with this criteria, including:

  • The presentation, promotion, or marketing of consumer goods;
  • The use of any mark in relation to consumer goods;
  • Instructions or warnings given for the keeping, use, or consumption of consumer goods;
  • Reasonable safety standards for consumer goods of the description that applies to the consumer goods or for topics relevant to consumer goods of that description established by a standards institute or equivalent entity;
  • All of the components of “the general safety requirement” are listed above.

These contents in the “the general safety requirement”.

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