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The Regulatory Framework for Cosmetics in the United States, European Union, and China

Wed, Oct 25, 2023
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Join attorneys from Keller and Heckman's Washington DC, Brussels, and Shanghai offices for our multi-jurisdictional webinar: The Regulatory Framework for Cosmetics in the United States, European Union, and China, being held on Wednesday, October 25, 2023. 

To accommodate audiences in all jurisdictions being covered during the webinar, there will be two sessions of the webinar on Wednesday, October 25.

This webinar will include an overview of the current U.S. requirements for cosmetics and our U.S.-based attorneys will discuss the changes introduced by The Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act (MoCRA), which was passed by Congress in late 2022. This discussion will help companies prepare for the imminent compliance deadlines set to take effect at the end of 2023, and beyond.

Our U.S. based partners, Cynthia Lieberman and Rick Stearns, will review:

  • The definition of a ‘cosmetic’
  • How cosmetics and cosmetic ingredients, including color additives, are currently regulated by FDA
  • What changes should your company anticipate now and in the coming years post-MoCRA?
  • Which exemption(s) might apply to your facility, if any?

To be marketed in the EU, cosmetics need to be compliant with certain compositional requirements, their safety needs to be documented, and their marketing needs to be notified. The webinar will provide an overview of the EU's most significant requirements for cosmetics.

During the EU portion of the webinar, partner Ales Bartl will cover:

  • Manufacturing and compositional requirements 
  • Marketing requirements: responsible person and notification 
  • Specific considerations: animal testing ban & nanomaterials

In the past three years, China has been actively reforming its regulatory regime for cosmetic products. The Cosmetic Supervision and Management Regulations (CSAR), the cornerstone of China's regulation of cosmetics and cosmetic ingredients, creates new challenges for the entire industry. In addition to manufacturers of finished cosmetic products, suppliers of ingredients now fall within CSAR’s risk-based management. Another significant change is that toothpaste, for the first time, is subject to pre-market evaluation. This webinar will provide insights regarding the challenges and opportunities the cosmetic industry may encounter when doing business in China.

Our Shanghai office partner David Ettinger and associate Yin Dai will address:

  • CSAR: Risk-based Management of Cosmetics in China
  • New Challenges and Opportunities under CSAR
  • An Alternative Marketing Approach: Cross-border E-commerce (CBEC)

This webinar is complimentary, but registration is required. Click below to register for the session you would like to attend!


Session 1
Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2023
Time: 8:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time / 2:00 PM Central European Summer Time / 8:00 PM China Standard Time
Duration: 90 Minutes
Cost: Complimentary
Registration: Click Here to Register 

Session 2
Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2023
Time: 10:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time / 1:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time / 7:00 PM Central European Summer Time
Duration: 90 Minutes
Cost: Complimentary
Registration: Click Here to Register 

This webinar will offer the option for live captioning, provided by Zoom.