COVID 19 Industry Updates – The Impact on Independent Companies
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How ICMAD Can Help International Companies Expand Their Businesses into the U.S.

Technical and Regulatory Services: ICMAD offers a wide variety of educational events and materials to help companies navigate the unique requirements of the U.S. regulatory framework, with discounts for members.  Events include:

  • ICMAD’s FDA Workshop - features staff from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to help companies understand the current rules and regulations.
  • ICMAD’s Cosmetic Technical/Regulatory Forum - ICMAD’s experts provide an industry perspective on the most pressing issues in the industry.
  • ICMAD’s webinars - the most timely topics taught by experienced speakers; attend from the convenience of your computer.
  • ICMAD’s Online Cosmetic Reference Library - features white papers, presentations, documents, links, and many webinars.  Access is by subscription and members receive significant discounts.
  • ICMAD educational sessions - such as “Are You Ready to Import into the USA” at major trade shows.

Networking Events: ICMAD hosts numerous networking events, providing the opportunity to talk to colleagues about current issues.  Events include:

ICMAD Publications: Keep in touch with current events that could have significant impact on your business.  Publications include the ICMAD Tech/Reg Newsletter, ICMAD Practical Guide to Selling Cosmetics in the U.S., and the ICMAD Labeling Guide.  The ICMAD Beauty Reference Guide is both an advertising opportunity for companies to promote products worldwide and also a resource containing information on the association and the industry.

Business Services: ICMAD’s partners can provide basic business services at member discounts. Membership in ICMAD can help international cosmetic and personal care companies succeed in the vast and often confusing U.S. market.  Services include:

ICMAD is a member of The Safe Cosmetics Alliance and a participant in the ICCR Global Cosmetic Harmonization Meetings.

Click here to apply for ICMAD Membership.

The ICMAD Practical Guide to Selling Cosmetics in the U.S. is available for purchase.

This guide assists international companies in understanding U.S. regulations with respect to the sale of beauty products.  You will find:
  • Market and Trend Information
  • Definitions and Distinctions between Cosmetics and Drugs
  • Helpful Hints on U.S. Business Practices
  • Rules for Manufacturing and Importing Cosmetics
  • Rules for Advertising Cosmetics
Click here to order your copy of this invaluable guide, priced at USD $20.00