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International Trade Associations for Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Industry Join Together in Support of New ICCR Website

July 28, 2014

Contact:  Lisa Powers, (202) 466-0489 or Hayley McConnell, (202) 454-0302

Trade associations representing the cosmetic and personal care products industry in Canada, the European Union, Japan, the United States, Brazil and China welcome the launch of a new website focused on the International Cooperation on Cosmetics Regulation (ICCR) program.

The ICCR was established in 2007 to facilitate international cooperation among regulators of cosmetic products to maintain the highest level of global consumer protection while minimizing barriers to international trade. The ICCR is comprised of international regulatory authorities that meet annually with their relevant cosmetics industry trade associations from Canada, the United States, the European Union and Japan and also a variety of other interested stakeholders. In addition to this, regulatory and industry representatives from participating ICCR jurisdictions are actively engaged in working groups throughout the year to address technical and scientific matters. This year, regulatory agencies representing Brazil and China participated as observers for their second year at ICCR-8.  It has been estimated that together, these six jurisdictions represent more than 60% of the world’s current market for cosmetic and personal care products.

This new site will serve as an information centre about the ICCR, its meetings and outcomes for easier public access. 

“This valuable tool is for all parties who want to stay informed on the important work of the ICCR,” said Darren Praznik, President and CEO of the CCTFA and 2014 Chair of the ICCR Industry Association Caucus. “It also helps to ensure other regulators are made aware of common approaches in order to maintain the highest level of safety and align regulations for trade.”

This year’s annual meeting of ICCR regulators took place in Ottawa, Canada from July 8-10. 

For more information, please visit the ICCR Website at http://www.iccrnet.org/