How To Participate

How to become an observer country?

A cosmetic regulatory authority that would like to attend the annual meeting as an observer, may make a request to the United States Food and Drug Administration, which is the current Chair of the International Cooperation on Cosmetics Regulation (ICCR).

For participation in the ICCR-15 Annual Meeting, which will be held virtually from June 21 to 24, 2021, a request to attend should be sent to the Chair of ICCR-15 by March 22nd, 2021. Please note that space is limited. The letter can be sent electronically to, or by regular mail to the attention of:

Dr. Linda M. Katz, M.D., M.P.H.
Director, Office of Cosmetics and Colors
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
5001 Campus Drive
College Park, MD 20740

Necessary requirements to participate as an observer

After attending an ICCR Annual Meeting, an observer regulator can make a request to participate in any ICCR Working Group by sending a letter to the current ICCR Chair within one month after the Annual Meeting. The observer regulator may request participation in the next ICCR Annual Meeting in this same letter.

How to become a Steering Committee member?

At the 5th ICCR Annual Meeting (July 2011), the ICCR Steering Committee considered expanding the ICCR membership to include other countries expressing an interest.  Since 2012, other cosmetic regulatory authorities have been able to participate as ICCR observers.

Brazil was accepted as a member of the ICCR Steering Committee following the 8th ICCR Annual Meeting (July 2014).

Taiwan Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) - Chinese Taipei and Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) - Republic of Korea were accepted as members of the ICCR Steering Committee following the 14th ICCR Annual Meeting (December 2020).

The inclusion of other members of the ICCR and their appropriate status is decided by consensus by the ICCR Steering Committee.

Other stakeholders

A stakeholder session is generally organized as part of the ICCR annual meeting. Interested parties may contact the current ICCR Chair for further information.