Import of Goods (Health Bureau)

Prior Authorisation for Diagnostic and Laboratory Reagents

How to Apply

Time of application: Before applying for the import licence for diagnostic and laboratory reagents, 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 diagnostic and laboratory reagents to be authorised for import, the following documents and information must be submitted in advance:

  1. Product information or package insert of the reagents, which should include the name of product, active ingredient contents, storage conditions, brand name, etc;
  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)

Remarks/ Notes to Application

  1. If the reagent is a reference standard containing highly toxic pesticides, such as Aldicarb, Toxaphene, Chlorodan(e), Heptachlor, Chlodimeform, DBCP(Dibromochloropropane), DDT, Aldrin, Dieldrin, Endrin, EDB (Ethylene Dibromide), HCH, Lindane, Paraquat, Parathion, Methyl Parathion, Pentachlorophenol and 2,4,5-T, the importer should submit the original letter of statement from the user to declare its purpose, dosage and that the reagent is not for sale.
  2. If the reagent is a reference standard containing non-toxic pesticides, the importer should state the name of the end user of the product, as well as its purpose and dosage, on the Remarks of the Prior Authorisation for Import of Diagnostic and Laboratory Reagents.

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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