How to Apply
Time of application: Before applying for the import licence for special milk for infants (i.e. infant formula milk powder), the applicant must first obtain the relevant prior authorisation for import from the Health Bureau.
Eligibility: Businesses holding the “Registration for Controlled Foreign Trade Operations” issued by the Macao Economic Services.
Application procedures and documents required:
In submitting application to import special milk for infants (i.e. infant formula milk powder), the following document and information are required:
- Certificate of free sale or health certificate of the relevant product issued by the country of origin or a competent authority, the health certificate must contain the batch number and expiration date of the product under application;
- Outer package;
- “Infant formula nutrition table”[pdf] issued by the manufacturer;
- A relevant “prior authorisation”[pdf][doc] must be completed for each import application.
Location of Application and Service Hours
Location of application: Department of Pharmaceutical Affairs of the Health Bureau
Address: Avenida Sidónio Pais, n.º 51, Edif. “China Plaza”, 1.º andar, Macau (Receipt and Dispatch Unit)
Mondays to Thursdays: 09:00-13:00; 14:30-17:45
Fridays: 09:00-13:00; 14:30-17:30
Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays
Free of charge
Application Processing Time
The prior authorisation will be issued in 3 working days upon receipt of all required documents. (Performance Pledge)
Relevant Specifications or Requirements
Law no. 7/2003 – Foreign Trade Law
Chief Executive Dispatch no. 487/2016 – List of Goods Authorised for Importation
Administrative Regulation no. 28/2016 – Nutrient Requirements for Infant Formulas
Application Status Enquiry and Result Collection
Method of result collection: In person