Established in 2007, the International Cooperation on Cosmetics Regulation (ICCR) is a voluntary international group of cosmetics regulatory authorities from Brazil, Canada, the European Union, Japan 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.
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.
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.