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Oman Cosmetic Product Registration

COSMETIC REGISTRATION IN OMAN

Regulatory Authority

Ministry of Health, Oman

Link for Regulatory Authority

https://www.moh.gov.om/en/home

Local Regulation

  • Safety: GSO 1943/2016: Safety Requirements of Cosmetics and Personal Care Products
  • Claims: GSO 2528/2016: Cosmetic products – Technical Regulation of Cosmetic and Personal Care Product Claims

Who can Register?

  • Manufacturer
  • Importer
  • Distributer

Data to be Communicated

  • Documents confirming that the consignment complies with relevant criteria, such as a release application, are required.
  • Application for approval of cosmetics imports
  • A copy of the certificate of commercial registration
  • A private laboratory registered with the Directorate General for Standards and Metrology or the manufacturing company’s laboratory provided an examination report.

Process to Register Cosmetic Product

Does not require registration at the DGPA& DC.

Cosmetic Products

  • Must be free of prohibited substances according to other updated international regulations. 
  • Must be compatible with restricted substances according to the enclosed annexes. 
  • Must not come in pharmaceutical dosage forms. 
  • Must not include medical claims.

Imports of cosmetics shall be accompanied by a document attesting to the accuracy and integrity of the product information provided by the manufacturer. The obligatory procedure for releasing or approving the import of cosmetics as prescribed by a ministerial decision requires very consignment to be accompanied by a certificate proving that it conforms to these standards.

Additional Information

As per the requirements of the harmonized worldwide Gulf standards No.: GSO ISO 22715 for cosmetics, packaging, and labelling, the product label shall be published in both Arabic and English. The manufacturer’s name, trademark, country of origin, ingredients, and any product cautions are also required on the label. 

Instructions for use, date of production, batch number, and expiry date are among the other requirements. The packaging of cosmetics and personal care items must be engineered to endure potential damage and degradation. Metal aerosol dispensers must meet the specifications outlined in the GSO standard referenced in this technical regulation.

Oman has implemented additional import regulations for cosmetics and personal care products in accordance with GSO 1943 standards. These regulations include the requirement to obtain a conformity certificate from a third-party agency and comply with specific labelling requirements. Furthermore, additional categories of personal care products have been included in the import approval process.

Domestic product inspections are carried out by municipal officials, who analyse all imported consignments before clearance. The results of these inspections are evaluated against GCC and Codex Alimentarius standards to ensure the safety of imported food items. Unfit foodstuffs are rejected by customs officials at the port of entry and are either destroyed or returned to the country of origin according to the importer’s preference.