Personal Care Products Council Among Leading Organizations to Join USMCA Coalition



Lisa Powers (202) 297-1232, or
Jamie Kurke (202) 258-5285,

 Washington, D.C. – More than 200 companies and associations – including the Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) –  have joined together to launch the USMCA Coalition. In the coming weeks and months, the Coalition will advocate for congressional approval of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, the trade agreement formerly known as NAFTA.

“We are actively engaged in supporting the ratification of USMCA,” said PCPC EVP of Global Strategies Francine Lamoriello. “Our priority is to help preserve and strengthen the benefits of North American trade for American workers, businesses, and consumers alike.”

The Agreement, signed by the U.S., Mexico and Canada on November 30, 2018, successfully renegotiates the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), bringing North American trade into the 21st century with brand new provisions on digital trade, agriculture, labor, and the environment, among many others. Of particular note is the high standard Cosmetics Annex, which commits all three countries to good regulatory practices for the personal care sector.

“We believe USMCA will provide the industry with further opportunities to grow regionally and contribute to its competitiveness around the world,” added Lamoriello. “The US-Canada Appendix to the Annex uniquely recognizes the importance of regulatory alignment for OTC-like products and will have a significant commercial benefit for our member companies.”

To learn more about the USMCA Coalition, visit the website.

Based in Washington, D.C., the Personal Care Products Council is the leading national trade association representing the global cosmetic and personal care products industry. Founded in 1894, PCPC’s 600 member companies manufacture, distribute, and supply the vast majority of finished personal care products marketed in the U.S. As the makers of a diverse range of products millions of consumers rely on every day, from sunscreens, toothpaste and shampoo to moisturizer, lipstick and fragrance, personal care products companies are global leaders committed to product safety, quality and innovation.

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