Welcome To Cosmetics Alliance Canada


Who We Are

Cosmetics Alliance Canada is the leading Canadian trade association representing the cosmetics and personal care products industry.

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What We Do

We act as the voice of the industry with government and media, representing our members on a wide range of issues and interests.

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Our members include brand-owners, distributors, manufacturers, retailers, and associates that provide products and services for the industry.

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View the most commonly asked questions about Cosmetics Alliance Canada, our members, and the cosmetics and personal care products industry.

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    Cosmetics Alliance Executive Briefing & Networking Event

    You don’t want to miss our next Cosmetics Alliance Executive Briefing and Networking Event on September 12, 2018 from 4:30 to 7:30 pm in Montreal. This CA complimentary event is intended for leaders or their representatives of member companies who want to be informed on fast moving issues that can affect their business and the opportunities they create.

    The Speakers

    Sandra Faraj is the acting Vice-President and Andre Goguen is Founder and President of Action Customs Services Inc., a Canadian based International Customs Broker and consulting expert. They also own and operate Action Worldwide Inc., a US based International Customs Broker and transportation specialist, as well as A.G.O. Transportation Inc., a Canadian based International Freight Forwarder and logistics expert.
    The Topics:

    Negotiating Fast Changing Rules for Crossing Borders

    Learn about:

    • how U.S. tariffs and their resulting counter measures (surtaxes) are or will be affecting your business. (incoterms, direct shipment vs trans shipment, drawbacks and claims, petition or relief of surtax)
    • how Brexit may affect your business in Great Britain or Europe.
    • changes and opportunities resulting from the Trans Pacific Partnership (including trans shipment through the U.S.)
    • Changes in compliance and audits (country or origin, classification and evaluation)
    • what to be aware of in the ongoing “trade war”

    The CA Update

    CA President, Darren Praznik will provide up to the minute update on the cosmetic industry in the NAFTA negotiations as well as the status of the all important self care framework and the opportunities it is creating for our industry.
    • The NAFTA negotiations specific to the cosmetics industry
    • A tariff comparison for U.S. versus Canadian manufactured cosmetics under the new Trans Pacific Partnership agreement
    • The status of the all important Self Care Products Framework and the opportunities it is creating for our industry

    This is a great opportunity for you to meet and dialogue with your colleagues in the industry who are part of Cosmetics Alliance as well as share some refreshments. Participants always find this a useful and welcome opportunity in our industry.

    This is a CA complimentary event.

    RSVP: mdavis@cosmeticsalliance.ca

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    Fall Regulatory Workshop

    Cosmetic Alliance Canada’s Regulatory Workshops provide members with the opportunity to stay up-to-date and informed on “everything regulatory”. You will not want to miss this opportunity to hear from government officials and Cosmetics Alliance staff first-hand on issues that will directly affect your business. Cosmetics Alliance will be hosting Member Engagement Session at the end of the Workshop so be sure to attend for the whole day. A preliminary agenda with speakers will be shared closer to the Workshop.

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    Cosmetics Outstanding Service Awards (COSA)

    Each year, for the past 17 years, the COSA Awards recognize the great work Canada’s Beauty Advisors do every day. These service awards are unique to Canada and this gala is one of the  highlights for the beauty industry.

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Industry News



CA Statement on the Impact of U.S. Tariffs and Canadian Retaliatory Tariffs on Cosmetics and Personal Care Products

Cosmetics Alliance Canada is the leading trade association representing the cosmetics and personal care products industry in Canada. Our members include many companies based in the U.S. and virtually all...

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U.S. Personal Care Products Industry Statement on Tariffs

Cosmetics Alliance Canada wishes to share a copy of the statement recently issued by our U.S. industry counterparts at the Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) in Washington. The statement indicates...

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IFRANA Announces New Name

The International Fragrance Association North America announced its new name on May 9, 2018. The association has been rebranded to Fragrance Creators Association. The organization’s updated brand identity was borne...

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