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

Updated on February 23, 2023 05:44:51 PM

A material safety data sheet (MSDS) is a document that contains detailed and complete information about chemical and hazardous products such as

  • Effects on health from exposure
  • Protective measures for workers
  • Hazard evaluation
  • Emergency procedures

Importing chemicals or products containing hazardous substances requires an MSDS/SDS certificate. 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 in accordance with 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.

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Why is an MSDS Certificate required for import?

A material safety data sheet (MSDS) or safety data sheet (SDS) is a document that contains detailed information about hazardous and chemical products. It provides detailed instructions for handling, transportation, and safety management of hazardous product materials.

All importers and exporters must obtain a safety data sheet for their products and label it on the packaging before transporting them as per international safety standards.

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

Importers 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 import

To ensure safe handling and use of the substance, labelling of MSDS/ safety data sheet on the packaging gives thorough information about the material and its safety measures. 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 import-import in Canada)

Here are 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/SDS Certificate

documents required for msds/sds certificate
  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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Fees for Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)/SDS certification

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

No. of MSDS or SDS certificate : MSDS Fees for Importers
For 1 MSDS certificate INR 3,999 /- only
For 2 MSDS certificate INR 7,500 /- only

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How to get MSDS/SDS for importers?

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

Fill a form or give us a call
Call on 9716711090

Provide us all the necessary
Details & Documents

Get your MSDS Certificate within
3 - 5 working days.

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Process for obtaining MSDS Certificate for Importers

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 Importers

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. 4,000 for one certificate, and the total cost for more than one certificate will be less.

Is MSDS required for shipping chemicals or products made from chemicals?

Yes, many countries do not allow the import of chemicals and products made from chemicals unless comprehensive safety data sheets accompany them on the labelling and 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.)

Why is the safety data sheet (SDS) used?

The safety data sheet is used for hazardous material safety and preventive assessment.

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