The Personal Care Products Council is actively engaged in international efforts to align global regulatory standards and eliminate trade barriers for cosmetics and personal care products sold worldwide. The personal care industry faces a myriad of regulations in foreign countries. Whether importing or manufacturing locally, countries place distinct requirements affecting the import/manufacture, sale, marketing, advertising, and registration of cosmetics and personal care products. The Council's Global Strategies Department provides guidance, advocacy, and informational resources to assist companies in navigating these complex technical regulations.
The Council also serves as an industry advocate to foreign governments whose proposed or enacted restrictive actions may at times constitute a non-tariff barrier to trade under World Trade Organization commitments. Under the direction of the Council's International Executive Steering Committee, the Council submits comments to foreign governments, engages U.S. government in advocacy efforts, and is a proactive participant in reform efforts in targeted countries. The Council also actively monitors trade policy issues and directly engages in issues affecting our industry.
For additional information on specific issues and programs, please visit the pages linked below.
International Cooperation on Cosmetics Regulation
International Cosmetic Legal & Regulatory Database
International Regulatory Resource Manual
International Color Handbook
Certificates of Free Sale