CTPA Annual Report 2012 - page 13

CTPA Annual Report
Cosmetics Europe Celebrates 50 Years
CTPA congratulates Cosmetics Europe, the Personal
Care Association, on its 50th anniversary.
Its membership consists of 27 national associations,
18 major international companies and 7 associate
members. Through the national associations, some
4000 companies are represented and the industry
employs a total of 1.7 million people either directly
or indirectly, including about 17,000 scientists.
The President of Cosmetics Europe, Fabio Franchina,
said: “The European cosmetics industry is a
fundamental driver of innovation. Our industry
has responded effectively to new challenges in a
globalised market. ‘Cosmetics Europe - the Personal
Care Association’ will continue to work with our
member companies and associations to enable
our industry to thrive and in order to maintain an
effective dialogue with our stakeholders.”
We wish them well for the next 50 years.
Chinese Authorities Visit Europe
The Chinese Food and Drug Administration (SFDA)
visited CTPA in September as part of a fact-finding
tour of several European cosmetic associations.
Also participating were representatives of the
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS)
and Cosmetics Europe. SFDA had also visited the
associations in Spain and Germany. We explained
in-market control and demonstrated how a single
European Cosmetics Regulation is enforced to a
consistent standard in each Member State despite
being carried out by different national organisations
rather than one Europe-wide enforcement body.
Such visits help to foster greater understanding of
how Europe ensures its cosmetic products are safe.
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