About ICCR

What is ICCR?

Established in 2007, the International Cooperation on Cosmetics Regulation (ICCR) is a voluntary international group of cosmetics regulatory authorities from Brazil, Canada, Chinese Taipei, the European Union, Japan, Republic of Korea, and the United States

This group of regulatory authorities meets on an annual basis to discuss common issues on cosmetics safety and regulation, as well as enter into a constructive dialogue with relevant cosmetics industry trade associations.

What is the purpose of ICCR?

As stated in the founding terms of reference (downloadable), ICCR provides a multilateral framework to maintain and enable the highest level of global consumer protection by working towards and promoting regulatory convergence, while minimizing barriers to international trade.

ICCR Structure

The ICCR is structured as a multilateral regulator forum whereby ICCR regulators (full members and observers) meet on an annual basis, while conducting regular teleconference meetings throughout the ICCR cycle. Decisions related to regulatory matters are based upon principles of sound science and risk assessment.

Steering Committee Members

  • Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (ANVISA) Cosmetics Office
  • Health Canada/Santé Canada - Cosmetics Program/Programme des Cosmétiques.
  • European Commission Directorate General Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
  • Japan Ministry of Health Labour & Welfare (MHLW) In association with the Japan Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA)
  • Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS), Cosmetics Policy Division
  • Taiwan Food and Drug Administration (TFDA)
  • United States Food and Drug Administration (US FDA), Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN), Office of Cosmetics and Colors (OCAC)

Industry Participation

  • Brazilian Association of the Cosmetic, Toiletry & Fragrance Industry (ABIHPEC)
  • Cosmetics Alliance Canada
  • Cosmetics Europe, The Personal Care Association
  • European Federation for Cosmetics Ingredients (EFfCI)
  • Independent Beauty Association (IBA)
  • Japan Cosmetic Industry Association (JCIA)
  • Korea Cosmetic Association (KCA)
  • Personal Care Products Council (PCPC)
  • Taiwan Cosmetics Industry Association (TWCIA)