ICMAD FDA WORKSHOP
Registration is Open!

Please join us on May 7th in NYC for the 40th Annual ICMAD FDA Cosmetics Regulation Workshop. This one day event will cover vital updates relating to FDA, FTC, NAD, proposed legislative changes and much more. Agenda coming soon!

U.S. FEDERAL UPDATE
Counterfeits & Online Marketplaces - Hearing Recording Available

Our industry is very concerned about counterfeits and the safety of our consumers. Are online marketplaces doing enough to address the issue? A Congressional hearing, "Buyer Beware: Fake and Unsafe Products On Online Marketplaces", took place Wednesday, March 4 in Washington D.C. exploring this topic. Testimony was given from Amazon, eBay, Apple, Specialized Bicycles, Consumer Reports & Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch.

Homeland Security Report on Counterfeit

This first ever report outlines a series of recommendations and actions that can be taken by both the federal government and industry partners to combat this illicit trade epidemic.

CBD UPDATE
Sephora Announces CBD Standard

Sephora has announced its own standard for CBD cosmetics carried in Sephora stores and online.

New Statement on CBD from FDA Commissioner Hahn

FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn has issued a new statement to help clarify the Agency's current thinking and efforts about CBD. Public education about product risks and unknowns, closing data gaps, marketplace monitoring and evaluation continue to be priorities for FDA. These measures are aimed at working toward protecting the public and improving market clarity. Additionally, the public docket will be reopened for comment..

FDA/ICCR UPDATE
FDA To Hold ICCR-14 Prep Meeting

The FDA announced it will hold a Public Meeting on April 14, 2020 to solicit input on topics that may be relevant for further discussion at the upcoming ICCR-14 Meeting

Final Report on 2019 Asbestos in Talc Containing Cosmetics Testing

At the end of 2018, FDA contracted for 52 talc containing cosmetic product samples to be tested for the presence of asbestos fibers. Those testing results and a 2020 sample testing strategy are now available.

WASHINGTON STATE UPDATE
Proposed: Wipes Labeling Requirement

For those involved in the single-use wipes category, there is a bill to watch that is moving through the Washington State Legislature. The bill has passed the State Senate on 3/5. The bill would require a labeling change to disposable wipes packaging.

BREXIT UPDATE
U.S.-UK Trade Dialogue Working Group - INVITATION TO ATTEND

ICMAD Members are invited to attend a Working Group in Boston, MA on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 (8 am - 2 pm). RSVP is first-come space available basis.

The 5th United States-United Kingdom Small and Medium Enterprise Dialogue is co-hosted by U.S. Commercial Service in Boston, the Massachusetts Export Center, the British Embassy, and the UK Consulate in Boston. The agenda includes an update to the U.S.- UK trade discussions, along with many other trade opportunity topics.

SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION UPDATE
Webinar: Take Your Business Global with Help from the SBA

Please join the Small Business Administration (SBA), in collaboration with the National Women's Business Council for this free webinar event. SBA will showcase how women-owned businesses have grown their revenues by selling overseas. By joining this webinar, you'll learn how SBA can help you participate in the $45 trillion global trade economy.

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Meredith Petillo, Director of Regulatory and Technical Services: mpetillo@icmad.org