Cosmetic Regulations in Major World Economies (EU, USA, Brazil, China, Japan, Korea, ASEAN)

Duration: 90 Minutes
Webinar Id: 800542


One Attendee


Part 1: The new EU Cosmetics Regulation [30 min] - Basic principles and provisions - Experiences and obstacles from the implementation phase - Options for compliance approaches and available supporting tools - Remaining issues and future perspectives and activities

Part 2: Cosmetics Regulations in Asia [25 min] - China, S. Korea - Japan - The ASEAN Cosmetics Directive

Part 3: Cosmetics Regulation in the Americas - [20 min] - USA - Brazil

Q&A 15 min

Why should you attend: In the realm of worldwide business practices, Regulatory Affairs has become a growing aspect. Within the past decade, many countries or geographic areas adopted new regulatory frameworks or updated their existing ones. Knowledge of the regulatory frameworks is mandatory for companies with international scope. However, even those enterprises with a more national business interest need to know the basics of the frameworks as they may get responsible due to their customer's activities.

For many of their manufacturers cosmetic products represent a worldwide business and therefore, compliance with the various key provisions is required. In approaching compliance, the fact that the structures for the global frameworks are different needs to be recognized. Difficulties appearing for the compliance seeker include that products may fall under different regulatory definitions, the ingredients may be limited in use whereas the thresholds may be different in the various regulatory zones or sometimes the ingredient may be even prohibited. Some frameworks require pre-market approval of products, sometimes only for certain product categories while others can be marketed under easier market entrance conditions. In many countries, in-market control based on manufacturer's responsibility applies, however, sometimes extensive responsibilities including written product safety assessments, notifications, reporting of adverse reactions, labeling provisions, etc., are required. An actual key issue provides the 'Animal Testing Ban' implemented by the European Union (EU) in March of 2013, which is contradictory to testing requirements in other regulatory zones leaving the question on how to approach compliance under this and other existing regulatory discrepancies.

During the webinar, an overview will be given on the key regulatory provisions for cosmetic products in the major global economies. The EU's new Cosmetic Product Regulation (EU CPR) will be given a certain, wider position as the EU CPR is representing the latest, most modern regulatory framework which is influencing other global legislators. For the regulations of the USA, China, Japan, S. Korea, ASEAN, Brazil, a general introduction into the key provisions will be given. Some specific difficulties arising from the existing discrepancies in the global frameworks.

For the regulations of the USA, Canada, China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, ASEAN, India, Brazil, Mercosul/Mercosur and Russia, a general introduction into the key provisions will be given. Some specific difficulties arising from the existing discrepancies in the global frameworks will be depicted.

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • EU (European Union's 28 Member States)
  • USA
  • Brazil
  • China
  • Japan
  • S. Korea
  • ASEAN (Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia, Brunei, Myanmar)

Who Will Benefit:
  • Cosmetics, Personal Care and Consumer Health Product Industries
  • Ingredient Suppliers, Fine Chemicals Companies
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • R&D, Product Formulation
  • Marketing, Product Management
  • International Sales, Export
  • Government Officials, KOLs

Speaker Profile
Dr. Annelie Struessmann is Technical Director with CONUSBAT, a provider of internationalization services for the Fine Chemicals, Cosmetics & Life Sciences Industries: She joined the firm in 2003 and established the service area of regulatory affairs where she is focusing on the European regulatory frameworks for cosmetic products and for chemicals (REACH). The service spectrum includes dossier preparation, safety assessments, registrations, notifications and direct representations, etc. She has published numerous articles on these topics and provided workshops on a worldwide scale. Before joining CONUSBAT, Dr. Struesmann worked in various managerial functions at international locations of global companies, such as IFF, Akzo Nobel, Rewo Chemicals (now Evonik). Her educational background includes a Masters Degree in Chemistry and a Doctorate in Biopolymer Chemistry.

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