How to start Pharma Marketing Company by Third Party Manufacturing Concept?


I want to start my pharma business by using third party concept. Please give me the details process and regulation. Also give who is labeling, whether address of manufacturer is printed or not.


Third party manufacturing is easy way to get manufactured product at your brand name. Read complete about pharma third party manufacturing here

For third party manufacturing of your products, you need wholesale drug license number and tin number. You can read here process and documentation for drug license and tax identification number.

Third party manufacturing process includes:

You have to do below things and process by your self:


  • Choose manufacturer
  • Send quotation
  • Receive rate ( If possible bargain in rates)
  • Contract third party agreement
  • Send detail of your marketed by company, brand name etc( Scan copy of D.L. number and tin/cst number)
  • Send Final order
  • Finalize design
  • Deposit advance payment ( generally 25 to 30 % of final amount plus packing material security)
  • Product approval
  • Packing material availability
  • Manufacturing process
  • Finished goods
  • Final payment deposit
  • Transport
  • Delivered

Manufacturer’s work:

  • Product approval
  • Procurement of packing material, active ingredients, raw material etc.
  • Manufacturing of product, packing and dispatch

Following all regulations are work of manufacturer. Your company name will be mentioned at marketed by address and manufacturers address will also mentioned as manufacture by. Manufacturer address must be at label but you can do one thing. Don’t highlight manufacturer address and put it below your marketed by address. It doesn’t produce any effect. Multinational companies also get manufactured their products at job work or third party manufacturing.


Till now I do have not clear for Manufactured by and Marketed by address, As i have seen three different types of pattern like:-

Option 1
Marketed By
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Karnal, Haryana – 132001
Manufactured by
PFH Pharma
Mumbai West -468605

Option 2
Marketed By
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Karnal, Hariyana – 237506
Manufactured by
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Mumbai West -468605

Option 3
Marketed By
PFH Pharma
Karnal, Hariyana – 237506
Manufactured by
A leading Brand of PFH Pharma

Which one is correct or we can choose any one. Is there any rule (Reference) for this, in Drug and cosmetic act & rules.


If you are marketing company Option 1 will be applicable along drug manufacturing license number of manufacturer:

Marketed by:
Your Company Name
and manufactured by address is also compulsory
Mfg by:
manufacturing company name addressI am attaching a sample of my product for your reference. Image is of Ayurvedic product but same is applicable for pharma products.

Option 2 will be applicable in case if manufactured by and marketed by companies is same but have manufacturing unit at different place and marketed office at other place….

Option 3 can’t be applicable in pharma manufacturing because name and address of manufacturing unit is compulsory at pharma products.


Presently i do not have any designer for art work of packing materiel, how can i will make it possible.


Manufacturer will provide you Design and artwork for your product. You only have to contract with manufacturer at rates inclusive of packing material. He will take some security charge against packing material for remaining packing material. It generally 5000/- per product. Read more about packing material here


Also confirm what is the best % value of MRP, is consider as good deal for Third part negotiation. Like my product MRP is INR 100/Bottle, so the best rate for third party is INR 25/Bottle including transportation and taxes.


Third Party rate doesn’t depend at mrp. There is not any co-relation between mrp and third party manufacturing rates. Take quotation from 4-5 manufacturer and compare rates and services. This is one of way to find out best rates for your products. Fixing mrp is your choice if it doesn’t come under DPCO.


I checked and found some company is doing the option 2 printing on product even though both the companies are different. You can see the some products from SNK pharmaceuticals. I also seen the same. In Big Company CPL is using same mentioned (may be they get product from loan licence or contact manufacturing). In this label the Marketed by is CPL Ltd Mumbai, and MFG by CPL Ltd Sikkim. As there Marketing office in Mumbai and MFG location in sikkim (Kumrek, Rangpo). But they get product from SNK Pharma (Majhitar, Sikkim). So write on product MFG By CPL LTD, Majhitar Sikkim, and MKT by CPL LTD, Mumbai. How they are doing. Can you give some reference guideline for labeling content of .Third party/loan licence/Contact manufacturing. Like Indian FDA rules or drug and cosmetic rule.


As you mention a case of option 2, it comes under loan license. You have to get manufactured your product at loan license basis. In loan license cases, all things like packing material, raw material, excipients etc is given by marketed by companies and only processed by manufacturing company. Marketing company can send its representative also for taking care of all manufacturing activities. BMR, quality reports etc will be filled with name of marketing company.

Its like renting of machinery and plant of any manufacturing unit to boost up manufacturing process of own products. Only address of manufacturing firm will be written and manufactured company name could be of marketing company. Marketing company give some commission or percentage of margin like 2-3-5/- per box etc to manufacturing unit for using its plant for their product. Marketed by company should also have manufacturing license number. It requires lot of documentation and formalities.

This process is different from third party manufacturing process.

Labelling requirements:

Guideline for labeling: Before a drug is sold or distributed in India, it must be labeled according to specifications outlined in the Drugs Rules. The Drugs Rules specify labeling standards for non-homeopathic (Part IX), homeopathic drugs (Part IX-A) and biological and other special products (Part X). The ‘Scheduled’ drugs under the Drugs Act are required to indicate the particular drug’s Schedule and must specify the required warnings and additional requirements per the Act. In respect of non-homeopathic drugs, the Drugs Act prescribes the pack sizes of drugs meant for retail sale, the contents of the label such as name of the drug, statement as to the net contents (in terms of weight, measure, volume), the contents of the active ingredient, license number, dates of manufacture, expiry, whether the medicine is for external or internal use, whether it is for human use or animal use, the name and address of the manufacturer and the address of the premises where the drug has been manufactured, the batch number, as well as the drug license number under which it is manufactured (if manufactured in India or elsewhere). Imported products must display the expiration date and potency of the active ingredient in addition to the import license number. The Standards of Weights and Measures Act, 1976 and the Packaged Commodities Rules, 1977 provide additional labeling requirements.


Can You guide me from where I can get information whether this product is comes under DPCO or not? As I am interest to do business in allopathic.
I am also interested to do business for medical devices import from China.
I got the information from supplier also and he can deliver the material in any port of India. From there how can I bring materials to my address. What is custom rules and how to get clear it. Is thete any agent/agency is available to help in this matters.


DPCO list is available at National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority website: . You have to read notification regularly for updates in whats new segment. Or manufacturer will have complete list. He will provide you all details.
Sir, I don’t have import or custom duty knowledge. Here I can’t provide any help to you.

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(4) Comments

  1. Risha says:

    Is it compulsory for printing address of marketing company on medicine strips or box

  2. Pharma Franchise Help says:

    Its not compulsory to print marketing company address but there is compulsion of printing manufacturing company address. If you will not mention marketing company address then everyone will know your products from manufacturer's name.

    Strip or box will either has Manufactured by only only or It will have Marketed by address (in bold) along with manufactured by address in less visible fonts.

    If you will not print marketed by address then first one will be applicable.

  3. Rohit Jain says:

    we were planning on procuring finished ingredients from different countries and packaging and labelling them here under our brand name. Can you please guide us what all are the licenses required under such arrangements.

    Also, what would be the labelling norms as we do not have any production facility.

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