Industry News

CA Participates in Wilson Centre Meeting on “USMCA/CUSMA and a New Future for North America”

CA President Darren Praznik participated in the Washington, D.C. based Wilson Centre virtual discussion on USMCA/CUSMA and what it could mean to developing a new economic future for North America.  Moderated by former US Ambassador E. Anthony Wayne, the policy maker dialogue included senior officials from the governments of the United States, Canada and Mexico.  […]

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Brazil Proposal on INCI Undermines Benefits of International Nomenclature – Canadian Government Raises Issue with Brazil at WTO 

Further to our update in February’s newsletter, Global Affairs Canada recently met with Brazilian officials on February 24 on the margins of the virtual WTO Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee meeting to discuss the purpose and value of the International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients (INCI) and concerns about how Brazil’s new labelling proposal would […]

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CA Working with Health Canada on China Export Certificate – Would Eliminate Chinese Requirement for Animal Testing on Imported Cosmetics

China is one of the only countries whereby animal testing is still mandatory to support the import and marketing of cosmetic products imported into China.  On May 1, 2021, a new Chinese regulation will come into effect that will provide for the waiver of mandatory animal testing requirements for imported “non-special cosmetics”. To take advantage […]

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Progress On Self-Care Framework – Health Canada Launches NHP GMP Inspection Pilot Which Moves Away From Prescriptive Drug Model

Health Canada’s Natural and Non-prescription Health Products Directorate (NNHPD) has announced a pilot NHP GMP Inspection Program for site license holders. The driver for this pilot was the Evaluation of the NHP Program 2020/2011 to 2014/2015 as released by the Office of Audit and Evaluation and the Public Health Agency of Canada which recommended the […]

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Welcome New Member – Elate

Cosmetics Alliance would like to welcome our newest Brand member to the Association, Elate. ABOUT Elate creates ethically-made and sustainable cosmetics that care for your skin and our planet. Their five conscious beauty principles are: Impact Ethics Community Future Mission WHY THEY JOINED They read about the benefits of membership on our website and made […]

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CA Briefs MP Colin Carrie & Conservative Staff on Self-Care Framework & Smart Label – Opportunity to Ensure Broad Support for SCF

Following an inquiry from GTA Conservative MP Colin Carrie, the CA team were able to provide the MP, along with policy advisors from both the Conservative Leader’s and Health Critic’s offices, with a virtual briefing on the Self-Care Framework and its importance to modernizing the regulatory regime for cosmetics and personal care products under the […]

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NNHPD Holds Virtual Stakeholder Meeting – Introduces New DG and Forward Regulatory Plan with Self-Care a Priority

Natalie Page

CA participated in the Natural and Non-prescription Health Products Directorate (NNHPD) Multi-Association Meeting held virtually on January 29 during which NNHPD’s new Director-General, Natalie Page, was formally introduced. The primary objective of the meeting was to review highlights of Health Canada’s Forward Regulatory Plan 2020-2022. The Forward Regulatory Plan provides information on regulatory initiatives that […]

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CA Informs WTO/Global Affairs Canada on INCI – Potential Impact to Canadian Cosmetics Exports to Brazil

Brazil has recently submitted a notification to the World Trade Organization’s Technical Barriers to Trade (WTO TBT) Committee regarding the labelling of cosmetics and personal care products (G/TBT/N/BRA/608/Add.1 – Brazil – Labelling of personal hygiene products, cosmetics, and perfumes). The notification requires that the list of ingredients on a product’s label must be in the […]

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CA Lobbies Gov’t for Creation of Compliance Certificates Needed for Cosmetics Exports to China – Would Eliminate Chinese Requirement for Animal Testing

CA has reached out to our federal Ministers responsible for Health and International Trade to formally request the establishment of a new Government issued or authorized GMP compliance certificate to facilitate the export of Canadian manufactured cosmetic products to China. China’s new cosmetics regulations provide for an exemption to their requirements for animal testing on cosmetic […]

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Ontario Begins Re-Opening – Safe Practices in Cosmetics Retail Vital

Ontario’s stay-at-home order was lifted on Tuesday February 16 in all but four of Ontario’s public health units—Toronto, Peel Region, York Region and North Bay Parry Sound District. Public health units in areas where the stay-at-home order was lifted have transitioned back to the government’s colour-coded COVID-19 tiered framework, which governs what restrictions are in […]

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