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Starting a Cosmetic Business in Japan

If you plan to sell, import and manufacture cosmetic products in Japan, you need to follow procedure specified in the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law. 
 
We undertake application services for business license for cosmetic business and make submission on behalf of clients. 
 
‘Where do we start on getting business license for cosmetic products? E 
‘I need to know the standard procedure for getting business license for cosmetic business? E
 
Our specialists are here to answer any questions regarding cosmetic products. If you are thinking to set up a company to start a cosmetic business, we can also undertake application services for setting up a company. 
 
Please do not hesitate to call or email us for consultation. 

Marketing approval for Cosmetic products

Obtaining marketing approval for cosmetic products in Japan could be challenging.
 
Let our experience and expertise help you take your business further in Japanese market. 
 
We are licensed gyoseishoshi law firm specializing in obtaining marketing approval for cosmetic products 
 

Our services

 ・ Obtaining license for Manufacturing (production) and distribution of cosmetics
 ・ Obtaining license for Manufacturing (production) of cosmetics
 ・ Obtaining license for Manufacturing (production) and distribution of foreign 
    made cosmetics 
 ・ Drawing up a instruction manual of GQP*(Good Quality Practice) and GVP
    (Good Vigilance Practice) 
 
*GQP(Good Quality Practice) and GVP(Good Vigilance Practice) ought to be met by the measurement laid down in the Ministerial Ordinance. 
 
 
Manufacturing (production) and distribution of cosmetics
 
 
 
When the manufacturer obtained a license for ‘Manufacturing 
(production) and distribution of cosmetics E s/he must: 
 
⇒ owe duty of care to customers who ultimately purchase and use the products 
⇒ ensure the safety and improve the quality of the cosmetic products and take 
   necessary preventive measure 
 
 
Eligibility Requirement
 


A person in charge should either be a certified pharmacist or have sufficient knowledge or experience of pharmacy 
 
 
Reasons for disqualification
 
 
1. The applicant or the board of directors of the company has been cancelled the
  license in the past 3 years. 
 
2. The applicant or the board of directors of the company has been sentenced to
   imprisonment in the past 3 years.
 
3. The applicant or the board of directors of the company has committed a drug
   offence or any offence to that effect in the past 2 years.
 
4. The applicant or the board of directors of the company is mentally disturbed and is
   unable to run a business.
 
 
Manufacturing (production) of cosmetics
 
 
⇒ The applicant is a consigned manufacturer.
⇒ The cosmetic products manufactured could only be distributed by the consignor  
   or the consigned manufacturer(actual supplier).
 
 
Eligibility Requirement 
 
 
⇒ Chief specialist should either be a certified pharmacist or have sufficient 
   knowledge or experience of pharmacy
⇒ Equipment and Facilities should comply with the standard laid down in the
   Ministerial Ordinance.
 
 
Reasons for disqualification
 
 
1. The applicant or the board of directors of the company has been cancelled the
  license in the past 3 years. 
 
2. The applicant or the board of directors of the company has been sentenced to
   imprisonment in the past 3 years. 
 
3. The applicant or the board of directors of the company has committed a drug
   offence or any offence to that effect in the past 2 years. 
 
4. The applicant or the board of directors of the company is mentally disturbed and is
   unable to run a business. 

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