Statement by Lezlee Westine, President & CEO, Personal Care Products Council, on U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo’s Visit to China

WASHINGTON – “The Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) supports U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo’s approach to advance U.S. commercial interests in China and to establish a new formal dialogue with Chinese officials and the private sector from both countries. China is an important market for U.S. cosmetics and personal care products companies, and we are optimistic the initiatives announced during the Secretary’s visit will help address longstanding issues hindering trade and investment. PCPC is eager to participate in and gain valuable insights from these discussions.”


Founded in 1894, the Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) is the voice and advocate for 600 member companies representing the $529.3 billion global cosmetics and personal care products industry. PCPC’s members represent approximately 90% of the U.S. beauty industry and are some of the most beloved and trusted brands in beauty and personal care today. As manufacturers, distributors and suppliers of a diverse range of products millions of consumers rely on every day – from sunscreens, toothpaste and shampoo to moisturizer, makeup and fragrance – PCPC’s member companies are global leaders committed to safety, quality and innovation.