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In 2003, members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) signed an agreement regulating the safety of cosmetic products traded within their member states.

The goal of the agreement was twofold: to ensure the safety, quality and claimed benefits to products, and to eliminate trade barriers between member states through harmonized technical requirements.

The ASEAN Cosmetic Directive includes complex guidelines covering a number of aspects of cosmetic production including ingredients, labeling, benefit claims, and other industry standard good manufacturing practices (GMP). In order to qualify for ASEAN registration, your company should first undergo a comprehensive ASEAN safety audit by a reliable and recognized auditor.

SGS is a globally recognized leader in conducting safety audits for a wide range of industries. We have the experience and the expertise to ensure that your operation is fully compliant with the ASEAN Harmonized Cosmetic Regulatory Scheme. Our highly trained auditors work with you to verify that all aspects of your operation, including product registration, labeling requirements, ingredient listings, common claims guidelines, import/export requirements and GMP, are ASEAN compliant.

An independent SGS audit against the ASEAN safety requirements is your important first step towards ASEAN registration. Contact us to learn how you can meet ASEAN requirements and introduce your cosmetic products into the extensive Southeast Asian market.