DCGI extends deadline to submit documents for Import & Regn. of Cosmetics

DCGI has further extended deadline by four months to submit notarized or apostilled regulatory documents for import and registration of cosmetics

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Last Updated on April 17, 2021 by The Health Master

As the situation arising out of the C-19 pandemic is worsening further in the country, the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has further extended deadline by four months to submit notarized or apostilled regulatory documents for import and registration of cosmetics such as power of attorney (PoA), QMS certificate, free sale certificate (FSC) and manufacturing license with legal signatures.


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The DCGI had earlier extended deadline by 4 months from December 2020 onwards to submit notarized or apostilled regulatory documents for import and registration of cosmetics such as PoA, QMS certificate, FSC and manufacturing license with legal signatures due to C-19 pandemic.

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This is in continuation to the notices served on April 20, 2020, August 19, 2020 and December 18, 2020 towards DCGI giving extension on the same due to the pandemic.

The DCGI’s action in this regard was due to the reason that his office had received representation from the industry about difficulties in submission of notarized or apostilled regulatory documents for cosmetics due to C-19 pandemic.


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“The matter has been examined carefully in view of the situation due to C-19 and in continuation of the notice dated April 20, 2020, August 19, 2020 and December 18, 2020, it has been decided that the applicant may submit applications for import registration as per the provisions of Drugs and Cosmetics (D&C) Act, 1940 and Rules made thereunder along with such documents which are self-attested and an undertaking.


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The undertaking stipulates that the applicant will submit the notarized or apostilled documents with legal signatures after obtaining the same from the concerned authority after normalization of the situation in the light of C-19 or within four months whichever is earlier,” the DCGI Dr V G Somani in a notice stated.

Earlier the DCGI had also issued notice to submit applications for import license as per the provisions of Medical Device Rules (MDR) 2017 along with such documents which are self-attested and an undertaking that they will submit the notarized/apostilled documents after obtaining the same from the concerned authority after normalization of the situation in light of C-19 or within four months whichever is earlier.

The DCGI has earlier extended the deadline up till 4 months to submit notarized documents through online Sugam portal for import of medical devices and in-vitro diagnostics (IVDs) from the earlier deadline of April 24, 2020. In its April 24, 2020 notice, it had directed all the concerned to do the needful.

DCGI office had received representation about difficulties in submission of notarized or apostilled regulatory documents such as PoA, QMS certificate, FSC etc for applications for import of medical devices and IVD kits under MDR- 2017 due to C-19 pandemic.

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