Import of Goods (Health Bureau)

Prior Authorisation for Import of Para-medical Products

How to Apply

Time of application: Before applying for the import licence for paramedical products, 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 order for the paramedical products to be authorised for import, the following documents and information must be submitted in advance:

  1. For first application, the sample outer package and package insert of the product should be submitted in advance;
  2. A relevant “prior authorisation” should be completed for each import application:
    1. Prior authorisation for import of personal hygiene products[pdf][doc]
    2. Prior authorisation for import of paramedical products[pdf][doc]
    3. Prior authorisation for import of paramedical products (double-sided)[pdf][doc]

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)

Remarks/ Notes to Application

Information required: name of product, brand, name of manufacturer, active ingredients and their contents;

If the package insert or outer package is written in languages other than Chinese, English or Portuguese, a Chinese or Portuguese translation should be provided.

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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