Imports of cosmetics, personal care products in Oman subject to safety regulation from August 1


Thousands of different types of cosmetics and personal care products imported into the Sultanate will be brought under the strict purview of the GCC and Omani standards and specifications with effect from August 1, 2021 — a move aimed at ensuring that all such goods are safe for use by consumers.

Accordingly, importers of cosmetics and personal care products will be required to submit technical information about their merchandise when routing their goods through Customs, an official of the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Investment Promotion (MoCIIP) said.

This comes in line with the implementation of Ministerial Decision No. 128/2019, that considering the Gulf standard specifications for safety requirements in cosmetics as an obligatory Omani specification in terms of regulating imports and ensuring their safety for use by the consumer in whatever related to personal care requirements and cosmetics.

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Zawya, 12 July 2021