If you manufacture or market cosmetics in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru or Bolivia, this interests you: How Cosmetics Are Regulated in the Iberoamerican Countries – Colombia Life Sciences law firm – Colombia FDA equivalent
Let us recall that with Decision 833 of 2018, which came into force in March 2021, fundamental aspects changed for manufacturers and holders, and importers of cosmetics in the Andean Community (Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, or Bolivia) concerning mandatory sanitary notifications (NSO).
The most notorious changes are:
- The holder of cosmetic NSOs must be domiciled in the notifying or recognizing member country.
- Importers must be included in the NSO through a procedure called proof of use of the parallel importer NSO code.
- The NSO holder must gradually make the corresponding modifications to comply with Decision 833 so that when it is going to perform any recognition or wants to renew the Notification, it fully complies with Decision 833.
Compliance with these new requirements before INVIMA -in Colombia or the corresponding sanitary authority- is essential to avoid problems in selling your products. Without compliance with this regulation, the product will be characterized as fraudulent.
At Ppa Law Firm, we support you in this procedure so that you and your company can continue to grow without inconvenience.