cosmeticsThe Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is announcing the following public meeting entitled “International Cooperation on Cosmetics Regulation (ICCR)—Preparation for ICCR-12 Meeting.” The purpose of the public meeting is to invite public input on various topics pertaining to the regulation of cosmetics. They might use this input to help us prepare for the ICCR-12 meeting that will be held July 10 to 12, 2018, in Tokyo, Japan. The public meeting will be held on June 7, 2018, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The public meeting will be held at the Food and Drug Administration, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, 5001 Campus Dr., Wiley Auditorium (first floor), College Park, MD 20740.

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The intention of the ICCR multilateral framework is to pave the way for the removal of regulatory obstacles to international trade while maintaining global consumer protection. The purpose of the meeting is to invite public input on various topics pertaining to the regulation of cosmetics. We may use this input to help us prepare for the ICCR-12 meeting that will be held July 10 to 12, 2018, in Tokyo, Japan.

ICCR is a voluntary international group of cosmetics regulatory authorities from Brazil, Canada, the European Union, Japan, and the United States of America. These regulatory authority members will engage in constructive dialogue with their relevant cosmetics industry trade associations and public advocacy groups. Currently, the ICCR members are: The Brazilian Health Surveillance Agency; Health Canada; the European Commission Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship, and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises; the Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare of Japan; and FDA. All decisions are made by consensus and will be compatible with the laws, policies, rules, regulations, and directives of the respective administrations and governments. Members will implement and/or promote actions or documents within their own jurisdictions and seek convergence of regulatory policies and practices. Successful implementation will need input from stakeholders.

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To register for the public meeting, send registration information (including your name, title, affiliation, address, email, and telephone), to Jonathan Hicks by May 24, 2018. If you would like to listen to the meeting by phone, please submit a request for a dial-in number by May 24, 2018. If you need special accommodations due to a disability, please contact Jonathan Hicks by May 31, 2018.

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