Food and Drugs Authority (FDA)

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) formerly the Food and Drugs Board (FDB) was established in August 1997. It is the National Regulatory Authority mandated by the public Health Act,2012(Act 851) to regulate food, drugs, food supplements, herbal and homeopathic medicines, veterinary medicines, cosmetics, medical devices, household chemical substances, tobacco and tobacco products.


Fees and Charges

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S/N Process Name Fees Dollars Ghana Cedis
1 Importer Registration Application form and processing fees 400.00GHc
2 Registation of Imported Allopathic Medicinal Products Registration of Imported orghan drugs $1,000.00
3 Registation of Imported Allopathic Medicinal Products Registration of Imported Allopathic Medicinal Products/Herbal Products $3,600.00
4 Registation of Imported Allopathic Medicinal Products Registration of Imported Allopathic new Chemical Entities / New drugs $5,400.00
5 Registation of Imported Allopathic Medicinal Products Registration of Imported Food Supplement/Veterinary Medicines $1,800.00
6 Registation of Imported Allopathic Medicinal Products Fees For Facility GMP Audits and Licensing (Pharamaceuticals)Foreign Pharmaceuticals Plant $20,000.00
7 Registation of Tobacco and Tobacco Products Tobacco and Tobacco Products Registration (Per Brand) Yearly $25,000.00
8 Registration of Imported Cosmetic and Household Imported Tooth Paste $3,600.00
9 Registration of Imported Cosmetic and Household Imported Detergent Power $6,000.00
10 Registration of Imported Cosmetic and Household Imported Detergent Liqiud $750.00
11 Registration of Imported Cosmetic and Household Imported Soap (Toilet and Laundry) 1,500.00GHC
12 Registration of Imported Cosmetic and Household Imported Mosquito Coil/Mosquito Spray 1,200.00GHC
13 Registration of Imported Cosmetic and Household Imported Cosmetics and Household Chemicals (others): $1,500.00
14 Registration of Imported Medical devices High Risk Foreign Medical Devices (Classes III and IV): $2,400.00
15 Registration of Imported Medical devices Medium Risk Foreign Medical Device (Classes III and IV) $1,500.00
16 Registration of Imported Medical devices Low Risk Foreign Medical Devices (Class I): $900.00
17 Registration of Imported Medical devices Foreign Variation for Medical Device $1,200.00
18 RegistraRegistration of Imported Medical devicestion of Imported Medical devices Local Medical Device 750.00 GHC
19 Registration of Imported Medical devices Foreign Variation for Medical Device $1,200.00
20 Registration of Imported Medical devices Local Variation for Medical Device 200.00 GHC
21 Registration of Imported Medical devices Name search for products (up to 5 products): 50.00 GHC
22 Registration of Imported Medical devices Name Search for products (more than 10 products 100.00GHC
23 Registration of Imported Medical devices Registration as an importer of Medical Device 400.00GHC
24 Registration of Imported Medical devices QMS Audit For Medical Device Manufacturing facility $20,000.00
25 Registration of Herbal Homeopathic Medicines Imported Herbal Product $3,600.00
26 Registration of Biological Products Registration of Imported orphan Biological Products $1,000.00
27 Registration of Biological Products Imported Biological new Chemical Entities/New drugs $5,400.00
28 Registration of Biological Products Imported Veterinary Vaccines and Biological products $1,800.00
29 Registration of Biological Products Foreign Pharmaceutical Plant $20,000.00
30 Registration of Food Products Imported Food Supplement $1,800.00
31 Application for Permits, License and Certificate for Import Import permit for General Product and Non-Controlled Substance 15GHC
32 Application for Permits, License and Certificate for Import Import Permits Application for Controlled Substance 15GHC
33 Inspection Based on weight:
34 Inspection Above 10,000 MT 5,000.00GHC
35 Inspection 5001 – 10,000 MT 2,500.00GHC
36 Inspection 1001 MT – 5000 MT 1,500.00GHC
37 Inspection 501MT- 1000 MT 1,000.00GHC
38 Inspection 251MT - 500 MT 700.00GHC
39 Inspection 51MT - 250 MT 500.00GHC
40 Inspection 2001kg- 50 MT 300.00GHC
41 Inspection 1001kg-2000kg 250.00GHC
42 Inspection 751kg-1000kg 200.00GHC
43 Inspection 501kg-750kg 150.00GHC
44 Inspection 301kg-500kg 100.00GHC
45 Inspection 101kg-300kg 75.00GHC
46 Inspection 51kg-100kg 50.00GHC
47 Inspection 50kg and Below 30.00GHC
48 Exporter Registration NIL
49 Registration of Local Drug  Registration fees 2000 GHC
50 Registration of Orphan drugs (Local) Registration fees 300.00GHC
51 Registration of Local Medical Devices Registration fees 750.00GHC
52 Registration Fees for Local Medicinal Products Local Allopathic Medicinal Product 1,200.00 GHC
53 Registration Fees for Local Medicinal Products Local Herbal Product 360.00 GHC
54 Registration Fees for Local Medicinal Products Local Food Supplement 360.00 GHC
55 Registration Fees for Local Cosmetics and Household Chemicals Cottage Industry 300.00GHC
56 Registration Fees for Local Cosmetics and Household Chemicals Medium scale 600.00GHC
57 Registration Fees for Local Cosmetics and Household Chemicals Large scale 900.00GHC
58 Fees For Facility GMP Audit and Licensing (Pharmaceuticals) Local Pharmaceutical Plant 3000.00GHC
59 Fees For Facility GMP Audit and Licensing (Pharmaceuticals) Local Herbal Plant 200.00GHC
60 Registration of Locally Manufactured Food Products Cottage Industry (Per Product) 150.00GHC
61 Registration of Locally Manufactured Food Products Medium scale Food plant 450.00GHC
62 Permit Application for Export Clearance Certificate of Export 200.00GHC
63 Permit Application for Export Clearance Permit for the Export of Palm Oil 600.00GHC
64 Permit Application for Certificate of Manufacture and Free Sale Permit for Certificate of Manufacture and Free sale 200.00GHC
65 Permit Application for Certificate of Manufacture and Free Sale Permit for Certificate of Manufacture and Free sale 200.00GHC
66 Export Inspection NIL
67 Application for Bonded Warehouse License Certificate Bonded Warehouse License/ Certificate: 10,000.00GHC
68 Application for Bonded Warehouse License Certificate Category A– Above 750m2)
69 Application for Bonded Warehouse License Certificate (Category B: 50 - 750m2) 5,000.00GHC
70 Application for Storage Facility License Storage Facility License 240.00 GHC
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