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

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

A material safety data sheet (MSDS) is a specialized document which provides detailed and comprehensive information on chemical products related to:-

  • Health effects of exposure to the product
  • Measure to protect workers at risk of exposure
  • Hazard evaluation of the product's handling, storage or uses and transportation
  • Emergency procedures

MSDS/SDS certificate is a prerequisite for Exporting chemicals or products made from hazardous substances. However, obtaining an MSDS certificate from a testing laboratory is not mandatory.

The safety data sheet or SDS may be written, printed or otherwise expressed to the design and content requirements of International regulations. Such as GHS, WHMIS or OSHA for the Classification and Labeling of Chemicals and hazardous products. The MSDS/SDS also contains precautionary measures to be followed while handling such products.

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Why is an MSDS Certificate required for Export?

Material safety data sheet (MSDS) or safety data sheet (SDS) is a document that provides detailed information about chemical and hazardous products. It gives complete instructions on such products' handling, transportation and safety management.

As per the international safety norms, all the exporters and importers must obtain a safety data sheet for their products and label it on the packaging before initiating the export-import process.

List of some products that require an MSDS certification for export?

Exporters of the following products are required to obtain an MSDS certificate for their business.

  • Cosmetics
  • Herbal Products
  • Paints
  • Drugs
  • Degreasers
  • Cleaning Chemicals
  • Pesticides and insecticides
  • Corrosives
  • Toxic chemicals and solvents
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Purpose of obtaining MSDS certificate for Export

Labelling the Safety data sheet on the packaging provides comprehensive details about the material and its safety measurements to ensure safe handling and use of the material. 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

Note: The aformentioned Fees is exclusive of GST.

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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 Exporters

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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How do I get an MSDS certificate for Export?

You can get your MSDS certificate from professional utilities in three simple steps.

  1. Give us a call on 971-671-1090
  2. Provide all necessary details
  3. Get your MSDS/SDS certificate within 3-5 working days

How does it cost to get an MSDS certificate for Export or shipment?

It will cost you Rs. 4,999 for one certificate, and the total cost for more than one certificate will be less.

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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