Taiwan Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) has become a full member of the International Cooperation on Cosmetics Regulation (ICCR) at 14th ICCR Annual Meeting, held on December 7, 2020. This is a new chapter for the collaboration between Taiwan and ICCR. It can represent that TFDA has been affirmed for our recent efforts in the internationalization of cosmetics administration regulations.
ICCR is a voluntary international group of cosmetics regulatory authorities from Brazil, Canada, the European Union, Japan, and the United States established in 2007. This multilateral communication framework engages in regulator coherence of international cosmetic administration regulations to reducing the technical barriers to trade in international cosmetics administration regulations and has been committed to protecting global consumer safety. TFDA has actively participated in ICCR meetings as an observer since 2016, conducting exchanges and discussions on various topics regarding the cosmetics safety, regulations, and public communication between each other. Becoming the Member of ICCR will be a significant outcome for Taiwan’s cosmetic administration regulations towards internationalization.
Due to the frequent update of international cosmetic regulations in recent years, Taiwan also amended various administration according to the international trends, in the implementation of the Cosmetic Hygiene and Safety Act in 2019.
In the future, TFDA will continue to participate in ICCR related events with enthusiasm and to intensify the communication and collaboration with cosmetic competent authorities and industry representatives. Moreover, TFDA will follow the latest international cosmetic administrations and development trends to improve the cosmetic administration regulation in Taiwan and provide assistance for industries with the implementation of relevant regulations. Subsequently, TFDA will protect consumer safety while consider industry development.