7. Notification Exemption

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A locally registered company may manufacture or import cosmetic product(s) which have not been notified for the following purposes subject to written approval by the DPS:

7.1 Market Sampling
7.2 In–House Evaluation
7.3 Products for Export Only (FEO) or for Re-Exporting
7.4 In Transit
7.5 Products to Be Sold or Supplied in Free Trade Zone or International Carriage Entering or Leaving Malaysia

 

 

7.1 Market Sampling

A one-time entry of cosmetic product(s) which have not been notified solely for the   purpose of test market or aesthetic studies to ascertain whether  the  products  are  well  perceived  by  a  potential  group  of consumers or manufacturers.

These products SHALL NOT BE FOR COMMERCIAL SALE.

 

 

7.2 In–House Evaluation

In-house evaluation is a process where product samples either from Research and Development (R&D) or production line, are evaluated by the company for the purpose of product selection, in-house sampling or demonstration. These products may also be actual products that are readily available in the country of origin.

These products SHALL NOT BE FOR COMMERCIAL SALE.

 

7.3 Products for Export Only (FEO) or for Re-Exporting

Cosmetic products that are imported to be assembled, enclosed, packed or labelled solely for re-export or manufactured locally solely for export-only are exempted from product notification requirements.

The company should maintain proper records and documents. These records should be available for inspection by NPRA at any time when required.

Recipient country specific requirements for manufacturers or importers of cosmetic products meant solely for export or re-export must be complied with.

 

 

7.4 In Transit

Notification is not required for products taken or sent from any country and brought into the Federation by land, air or water, whether or not landed or transhipped in the Federation, for the sole purpose of being carried to another country either by the same or another conveyance.

 

 

7.5 Products to Be Sold or Supplied in Free Trade Zone or International Carriage Entering or Leaving Malaysia

Cosmetic products that are imported for sale/supply in the free trade zone or international carriage by ships, aircraft or other forms of international public transport entering or leaving Malaysia are exempted from product notification requirements.

The company should maintain proper records and documents. These records should be readily available for inspection by NPRA when required.