Saudi Arabia announced that all beauty products must be registered with the Saudi Food and Drug Authority through the eCosma portal for free until the end of 2016.

eCosma is an electronic system that allows importers and manufacturers of cosmetic products marketed in the country to register their cosmetic products with SFDA and ensure that their products are compatible with Saudi standards. 

It is yet unclear if the registration requirements will be including a trademark application or registration for securing an eCosma registration. As such, it is worth postulating if SFDA will work alongside the Saudi TMO to ensure counterfeits are not registered on the system.

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