FDA takes an active role in international activities related to cosmetics, ensuring that our public health mission is our top priority while also addressing industry and other stakeholder concerns. FDA has been involved in a number of cosmetic international activities, because of globalization of the market.
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A summary of requirements related to the importation of cosmetics into the United States, with links to additional resources.
- Information for Importers
- Import Surveillance
- Import Refusals Related to Cosmetics
- Import Alerts Related to Cosmetics
Answers to commonly asked questions about exporting cosmetics from the United States, with links to additional resources.
The regulation of cosmetics varies among different countries. FDA has collected resources that provide information on international trade.
ICCR is an international group of regulatory authorities from Canada, the European Union, Japan, and the United States. ICCR members work together to promote regulatory alignment, in order to maximize consumer protection while minimizing barriers to trade.
More International Resources
- FDA’s Imports Program
- U.S. Customs and Border Protection
- International Visitors Program
- Animal Testing
- Color Additives and Cosmetics
- Ingredient Nomenclature
- International Cooperation on Cosmetics Regulation
- International Harmonization, Policy on Standards; Notice--Federal Register, Vol. 60 (PDF 331 KB)