Question: I am representing a French based skincare and like to expand into Vietnam. Do we have to register the skincare products to be used in the spas? We will not do retail for now. If we need to register, what are your charges?
Answer: This is reference to your email below. I am Lawyer of SB Law. I was entrusted to provide you legal advice on cosmetic proclamation under Vietnam Law.
In Vietnam, every imported cosmetic product including skin care product shall be subject to cosmetic proclamation. Then, if you import such product from French, you must register such product.
In order to register cosmetic product in Vietnam, you must have an importer who shall act as product registration holder. Otherwise, you should contact with a service company to support you on this matter.
For cosmetic product proclamation, it shall take you about 01 month from submission of application dossier to MOH to complete. Our service charge for this work shall be 400USD/01 product. The above charge is exclusive of VAT (10%).