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South America Cosmetic Regulations

Argentina

Bolivia

Brazil

Chile

Colombia

Ecuador

Paraguay

Peru

Uruguay

Venezuela

As with most countries, a local Responsible Person is either required or recommended for successful product approvals.  The technical and legal documents often vary from country to country, so it is important to understand the requirements. Experienced regulatory experts such as International Cosmetics and Chemical Services, Ltd, can guide you with these requirements as your liaison.

Each South American country has specific regulations required prior to selling product in their country.  The product category may also differ, which will determine the document requirements as well as the time needed to obtain product approval.  Of equal importance are the language requirements.  Almost every country will require Spanish except for Brazil, which requires Portuguese.

You should be prepared to have a formal Product Approval with an approval number that may be required on the labeling of each product.