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FDA to Hold Public Meeting in Preparation for International Cooperation on Cosmetics Regulation (ICCR-14) Meeting

Update as of 3/19/2020

The FDA has canceled the public meeting “International Cooperation on Cosmetics Regulation (ICCR) --Preparation for ICCR-14 Meeting” scheduled for April 14, 2020 due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak and consistent with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concerning mitigation strategies. A Federal Register Notice will be posted with this information in the coming days. The purpose of the meeting was to invite public input on various topics pertaining to the regulation of cosmetics.


Original Constituent Update

March 2, 2020

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced that it will hold a public meeting on April 14, 2020. The purpose of this meeting is to solicit input on topics that may be relevant for further discussion at the upcoming ICCR-14 Meeting.

The April 14 meeting will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Harvey W. Wiley Federal Building, 5001 Campus Drive, Auditorium (first floor), College Park, MD 20740.

Input gathered at this meeting will help the agency prepare for the International Cooperation on Cosmetics Regulation-14 (ICCR-14) meeting to be held June 8-10, 2020 in Brussels, Belgium. ICCR is a voluntary international group of cosmetics regulatory authorities from Brazil, Canada, the European Union, Japan, and the United States. The ICCR members work together to promote regulatory alignment in laws, policies, rules, regulations and directives of the respective administrations and governments.

The FDA encourages members of the public to present proposals for future ICCR agenda items and/or data, information, or views on pending issues orally or in writing at the public meeting. Members of the public may attend the meeting either in person or by webcast. Webcast information will be sent to registered participants only.

For general information about the meeting please contact:

Ms. Deborah Smegal
Office of Cosmetics and Colors
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Food and Drug Administration
5001 Campus Drive, HFS-100
College Park, MD 20740
Deborah.Smegal@fda.hhs.gov
240-402-1818

To register for the public meeting, send registration information (including your name, title, affiliation, address, email, and telephone), to Deborah Smegal by March 31, 2020. If you would like to listen to the meeting by phone, please submit a request for a dial-in number by March 31, 2020. If you need special accommodations due to a disability, please contact Deborah Smegal by April 7, 2020. 

For more information about the meeting, as well as instructions on requesting to make an oral presentation, see the Federal Register notice about the meeting and the additional links provided below.

Important Dates to Remember:

  • March 31, 2020 - Request to make oral comments
  • March 31, 2020 - Registration closes
  • April 7, 2020 - Request special accommodations due to disability
  • April 14, 2020 - Public Meeting

Additional Information:

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