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EC Announces Changes to TTIP Position for Cosmetics

May 19, 2015

The European Commission (EC) announced changes to their position over the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations with the United States concerning cosmetic products. EC is shifting their position from “mutual recognition” of banned and authorized substances in cosmetics to "collaboration in scientific safety assessment methods of cosmetic products.”

EC urges the following collaboration for cosmetic under TTIP:

  • Collaboration in scientific safety assessment methods
  • Collaboration in good manufacturing practices and mutual recognition of inspection results
  • Collaboration in, and regulatory acceptance of, validated alternative test methods to animal testing
  • Harmonization of test methods (based on ISO standards) and test requirements
  • Approximation of labeling requirements
  • Strengthening the harmonization work carried out at international level under ICCR
  • Reinforcing regulatory cooperation on emerging areas


TTIP Position Paper