Cosmetics play an important role in enhancing one’s inherent beauty and physical features. The increase in consciousness regarding personal appearance among individuals is driving the growth of cosmetic industry. In Thailand, aging population is a growing segment especially in skin care and oral care. Growing interest in natural and organic cosmetics is an important factor that has increased the sale of cosmetic products in Thailand.
The Food and Drug Authority (FDA) of Thailand (Thai FDA) has adopted the guidelines of ASEAN Cosmetic Directive (ACD) and is in line with other Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Cosmetic products being marketed in Thailand are required to be compliant with these guidelines. The pathway of cosmetics for entering Thailand market comprises of product compliance check, Cosmetics Registration and maintaining Product Information File (PIF). Safety of cosmetic products is other mandate that should be followed by cosmetic companies entering Thailand. Safety assessment is documented in the form of Cosmetic Product Safety Report (CPSR) which is a key document of PIF and should be readily accessible to the Thai FDA. An added advantage of marketing a cosmetic product in Thailand or any other ASEAN country is that it gives an easy access to the remaining ASEAN markets because of the harmonised regulations. 70-80% of PIF which is already in use in Thailand, can be reused to notify the same product in other ASEAN markets which is cost effective and time saving strategy.
As a proven partner, Freyr is specialized in Thailand cosmetics registration with the Thai FDA. Freyr has extensive experience in providing cosmetics Regulatory Services for Thailand that span across:
- Classification of Products
- Formulation Review
- Claims Assessment
- Label Review
- Cosmetic Product Notification
- CPSR Services
- Preparation and Compilation of Technical Files/Dossier/PIF
- Interactions with the Thai FDA
- Audit and Validation Support
- Lifecycle Management/Post-Marketing Activities
- Regulatory Intelligence/Strategy