BPOM Certification for Cosmetics

Compiled by Rinwy Cendana

Proofread and edited by Calvin

sources: https://www.britannica.com/story/why-did-we-start-wearing-makeup


To expand your cosmetic industry in Indonesia, it would be highly recommended to apply for BPOM certification to build a trust with consumers that your products are safe to use. Also, the archipelago has the largest Muslim population in the world, and the importance of Halal certification cannot be overemphasized. The Halal certification is covered in detail in another article, and in this article the procedures of BPOM certification for cosmetics will be covered.  Similar to the certification for processed foods, you might need to work with a certified translator, pharmacist, or a dermatologist to enter the Indonesian market. 

About the certification:

  • Validity: 3 years
  • Fee: Rp. 500.000 (for products produced in SEA region, around NTD 1000), Rp. 1.500.000 (for products from outside SEA region, around NTD 3000)

Two categories of cosmetic production:

In Indonesia, cosmetics can be subdivided into group A and B. Group A cosmetics refer to those produced using modern processing and that its production utilized sophisticated facilities. On the other hand, group B cosmetics refer to those cosmetics produced using simple technology and traditional based methods. 

  1. Prerequisites for group A cosmetics: 
    • Should have a certified pharmacist, production facility based on the product, and a laboratory. 
    • Implements good manufacturing of cosmetics (Cara Pembuatan Kosmetika yang Baik, CPKB
  1. Prerequisites for group B cosmetics: 
    • Owns pharmacy-related technical labor 
    • Production facility with simple technology
    • Able to implement hygiene sanitation and documentation based on CPKB (CPBK stand for “Cara membuat kosmetik yang baik” which is a guide to create a cosmetic product in a good and hygiene way)

Process for new company registration for cosmetic production

  • Signing up for head account
  1. Go to notifkos.pom.go.id 
  2. Click login, then click register
  3. Required documents: 
    • NPWP (Nomor Pokok Wajib Pajak, tax identification number)
    • KTP (Kartu Tanda Penduduk, National ID card) and personal details of Director/CEO
    • Cosmetic-related crime-free certificate
    • Address of company (in Indonesia) 
  • Signing up for sub account
  1. Login using your head account, then click “manage sub account”, then add your sub account. Fill in your username, password, and e-mail address
  2. Activate your sub account by clicking “activate”
  • Signing up for sub company
  1. Login to notifkos.pom.go.id 
  2. Login to your subaccount
  3. Click “company” then “sub company”
  4. Click “add sub company management”, then choose the company category (cosmetic industry, cosmetic importer, and contract-issuing institutions)

Required documents: 

Main documents:

  1. CPKB certificate
  2. Patent or brand certificate (if applicable)

For importers:  

  • Nomor Induk Berusaha (NIB)
  • Recommendation of inspection results from local government or letter of domicile 
  • Letter of agency (LOA) or letter of contract legalized by notary public
  • Certificate of Free Sale
  • GMP certificate: certificates issued from outside ASEAN countries should be legalized by the local Indonesian embassy or consulate 

For contact issuing institution: 

  • Business permit
  • Letter of contract
  • Recommendation of inspection results from local government or letter of domicile 
  • CPKB certificate

Application procedures:

The procedures for BPOM application for cosmetics are much simpler compared to processed foods. The process will take around two weeks

  1. Fill in the online notification form (notifkos.pom.go.id), and you need to go to BPOM’s office to do document verification. 
  2. As soon as you get the payment notification letter through the system, do the payment)
  3. Obtain product ID.
  4. Template and formula verification 
  5. Notification number will be obtained, after template verification, the notification number will be provided within 14 working days. 

Reference: 

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