Cosmetics Regulatory Services in Saudi Arabia

Overview

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) is regarded as one of the richest economies. With high standards of living, and with immense demand for a wide range of cosmetic products, the cosmetics market in the region is lucrative. In the KSA, the Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) is responsible for regulating the development, import, distribution, sale and marketing of cosmetics.

All cosmetic products to be marketed in the KSA must be notified to the SFDA through the agency’s electronic notification system – eCOSMA. Furthermore, it is mandatory for foreign manufacturers to have a local affiliate (individual of Saudi origin or locally registered company) for the notification process, who can act as a license holder on behalf of the manufacturer for the product. The local affiliate is responsible for the entire registration process and has the login credentials of eCOSMA. With Halal restrictions imposed along with local language translation for labeling, accessing the market can be challenging for new market entrants.

Expertise

Freyr Expertise

  • Product Classification
  • Formulation Review
  • Claims Review
  • Regulatory Intelligence
  • Labeling Review
  • eCOSMA Notification
  • Distributor Services
  • Legal Representative Services
  • SASO Certification
Freyr Advantages

ADVANTAGES

Freyr Advantages

 

Regulatory assistance inclusive of legal representation and eCOSMA notification services

 

Ensure Halal restrictions and other regulations are duly met

 

Ensure compliance through formulation review, ingredient analysis and claims review

 

Translation of labelling text to Arabic, without errors in context and content.

 

Qualified team of experts with hands-on experience across all cosmetic categories such as skin care, hair care, infant care, oral care, beauty products, etc.

 

Structured and cost-effective approach to ensure speed to market for the cosmetic products