Transatlantic harmonisation

28-Mar-2014

The cosmetics industry would benefit significantly from a US-EU agreement on ingredients, testing and labelling, as Carmen Paun reports

The cosmetics industry would benefit significantly from a US-EU agreement on ingredients, testing and labelling, as Carmen Paun reports

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The real benefits that the European and American personal care products sectors can gain from a projected European Union (EU)-USA Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) trade deal will come from the parties removing existing regulatory differences, experts say. There are only a few – although still important – duties that restrict transatlantic trade in the sector, so “our objectives relate to harmonisation and/or mutual recognition for ingredients, testing and labelling”, explained Emma Trogen, Legal Director at Cosmetics Europe, which represents the EU personal care product sector.

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