What is a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS/SDS) certificate?

Updated on July 06, 2024 11:46:16 PM

A Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) is a document that provides information on the safety and health hazards of a particular product. An MSDS is required by various government entities while exporting products made of hazardous substances and chemicals. it also provides information regarding the prevention of dangerous exposure to such materials.

The safety data sheet, or MSDS, may be written and printed, per International regulations. such as GHS, WHMIS, or OSHA For the classification and labelling of chemicals and hazardous products. The MSDS/SDS also includes precautionary measures to take when handling such products.

Businesses that deal in Cosmetic products, chemicals or products containing hazardous substances require an MSDS/SDS certificate. However, obtaining an MSDS certificate from a testing laboratory is not mandatory.

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Why is an MSDS Certificate required for Cosmetic products?

Cosmetic products contain various chemicals as ingredients. Thus a manufacturer-exporter or importer of cosmetic products requires a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). when importing or exporting their products to ensure the safety of those who come into contact with the product.

It is required by the international authorities to help protect the safety of those who are exposed to the product, and is obligatory in many countries to help keep consumers informed.

An MSDS is a document that contains information about the product, including ingredients, health and safety information, and contact information for the manufacturer-exporter or importer.

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Purpose of obtaining MSDS certificate for Cosmetic products

To ensure safe handling and use of the substance thorough information about the material and its safety measures. The MSDS sheet must be labelled on packaging the shipment. MSDS certificates are prepared on 16 parameters as per the global standard laid down by various international organizations such as EU, OSHA or WHMIS (for export-import in Canada):

Here is a list of the following information provided on the MSDS certificate

  • Identification
  • Hazard(s) identification
  • First-aid measures
  • Composition/Information on ingredients
  • Fire-fighting measures
  • Other information
  • Handling and storage
  • Exposure controls/Personal protection
  • Stability and reactivity
  • Toxicological information
  • Ecological information
  • Physical and chemical properties
  • Disposal considerations
  • Transportation information
  • Regulatory information
  • Accidental release measures
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Documents required for MSDS Certificate

Here is the list of documents required for MSDS certificate:

Company Information

  1. Company Information
  2. Company Letterhead
  3. Email id, Contact Number & Website
  4. Copy of GST

Product Information

  1. Product Name
  2. Percentage wise composition of ingredients
  3. Certificate of Analysis / Test Report
  4. Product Image
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Fees for Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)/SDS certification

The total cost of obtaining an MSDS or SDS certificate for exporters is as follows:

No. of MSDS or SDS certificate : MSDS Fees for exporters
For 1 MSDS certificate INR 4,999 /- only
For 2 MSDS certificate INR 8,999 /- only

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How to get MSDS/SDS for importers?

Get your MSDS Certificate Online with Professional Utilities in three simple steps:

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Process for obtaining MSDS Certificate for Cosmetic products

Step-1: Details and documentation

Applicants must submit all the necessary details and documents about their product to initiate preparation for their MSDS certificate.

Step-2: Submission of fee

The applicant must pay the processing fees after successfully submitting the required documents and information regarding their product.

Step-3: Preparation of MSDS/SDS certificate

The process then involves gathering all relevant information and making it in a predetermined format. The MSDS Sheet will be prepared based on the standard set by the European Union.

Step-4: Issuance of certification

When the safety data sheet (SDS) is completed, I will send it to the appropriate applicant. The applicant needs to sign the MSDS and use it with the material packaging and labelling.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How does it cost to get an MSDS certificate for Cosmetic products?

It will cost you Rs. 4,999 for one certificate.

Is MSDS required for export-import of cosmetic products?

Yes, many countries do not allow products made out of chemicals without safety data sheet labelling on its packaging.

What is the meaning of MSDS?

MSDS stands for Material Safety Data Sheet, which shows the risks associated with using a chemical and hazardous material.

What are the documents required for an MSDS/SDS certificate?

The following documents are required for MSDS/SDS certification: -

  1. IEC Code
  2. GST Registration Certificate
  3. Ingredients of the Product
  4. Details of Product (with image)
  5. Contact Details of Company (Email ID, Website, Telephone No.)


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