Import of Goods (Health Bureau)

Prior Authorisation for Import of Raw Materials of Pharmaceuticals

How to Apply

Time of application: Before applying for the import licence for raw materials of pharmaceuticals, the applicant must first obtain the relevant prior authorisation for import from the Health Bureau.

Eligibility: Companies holding the licence for “firms for import, export and wholesale of pharmaceutical products” or local pharmaceutical manufacturers holding the “Licence for Pharmaceutical Production” issued by the Health Bureau.

Application procedures and documents required:

  1. In order for raw materials of pharmaceuticals to be authorised for import, the applicant should submit a batch analysis report of the pharmaceutical raw materials concerned, the content of which should conform to pharmacopoeia or corporate standards;
  2. 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)

Service hours:

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

Application Status Enquiry and Result Collection

Method of result collection: In person

Content provider: Health Bureau (SS)

Last modified: 2018-03-21 12:48

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