European cosmetic regulation workshop to help US companies crack the market

By Michelle Yeomans

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Bridging the gap between European and US markets
Bridging the gap between European and US markets

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A seminar is to be held for US companies to gain a deeper insight and understanding into the European cosmetic market in regards to its regulatory framework – with the ultimate aim of widening its opportunities across the water.

European training specialist Pfeiffer Consulting is the company behind what is claimed to be the first ever seminar and workshop to delve into EC-Cosmetic Regulation 1223/2009 for US industry professionals.

According to the consulting company, the European cosmetic market has a size of some €65 billion ($85 billion) and is as big as the US and Japan market together, “yet many companies have problems understanding and applying the European Cosmetic Legislation​” due to the large amount of documentary work, as well as the recruitment of specialists in order to fulfil certain requirements of law e.g. safety assessment.

Compliance has been set for July 2013, which means businesses need to act now in an effort to design a successful game plan to understand the complexities of the regulation, how it affects their businesses and how to implement a strategy to comply with it.

Breaking down the barriers

The seminar and workshop have been designed around the EU Cosmetic Regulation EC1223/2009, which has been causing much consternation amongst industry professionals who are unsure of how their businesses must fulfill the necessary requirements outlined by the ruling.

Consulting experts in the area are planning to guide industry professionals through what they call the jungle of laws of EC regulation to overcome the challenges, ultimately teaching companies how to cut through the redtape of European regulation procedures.

The scheduled programme aims to outline safety assessment procedures, examples of how to classify cosmetics, labeling, legislative requirements, practical implementation of construction and maintenance. Dr. Uwe Rossow of Johnson & Johnson, Germany is also set to deliver a presentation on the basic work companies need to do before exporting to the EU.

We can support you with practical examples on terms safety assessment, product information file (PIF) and notification​.”

The seminar and workshop are scheduled for November 13, at Embassy Suites, Secaucus, New Jersey.

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