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Prior Authorisation for Advertisement of Pharmaceutical Products and Products Claiming Health Benefits

Application for Advertisement of Products Claiming Health Benefits

How to Apply

Time of application: It is necessary to obtain relevant prior authorisation from the Pharmaceutical Administration Bureau before advertising a product claiming health benefits in Macao.

Application procedures and documents required:

  1. A duly completed “Application Form for Advertisement of Products Claiming Health Benefits”;
  2. A copy of the product classification letter issued by the Pharmaceutical Administration Bureau;
  3. Proposed advertising script; for electronic advertisements carrying sounds, the audio/video materials (e.g. audio recordings, video clips, CD or VCD) of the production should be submitted;
  4. Literature and/or supporting documents verifying the truthfulness and legitimacy of the advertisement.


  1. According to the provision of paragraph 1 of article 19 (Regime) of Chapter II (Installation of Advertisements) of Law no. 7/89/M dated 4th September, the installation of outdoor advertisements is subject to prior licensing by the Municipal Affairs Bureau.
  2. Each application form is limited to one advertisement application.
  3. For applications involving more than one item, the applicant should submit a completed supplementary sheet.

Location of Application and Service Hours

Location of application: Pharmaceutical Administration 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 application result will be issued within 15 working days upon receipt of all required documents. (Performance pledge)

Collection of Application Result

Method of result collection: In person

Content provider: Pharmaceutical Administration Bureau (ISAF)

Last modified: 2022-01-01 14:30

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