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TBT Notification Procedure Conference – 29 March 2007 Colipa & International regulatory cooperation Sergi Corbalán Colipa Deputy Director - Legal & International.

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1 TBT Notification Procedure Conference – 29 March 2007 Colipa & International regulatory cooperation Sergi Corbalán Colipa Deputy Director - Legal & International Affairs

2 TBT Notification Procedure Conference – 29 March 2007 ASSOCIATION MEMBERS AICPortugal Association of Latvian Chemical & Pharmaceutical Industry Latvia CSZV Czech Republic CTPA UK DETIC Belgium FCIO Austria FIP France Federation of Estonian Chemical Industries Estonian ICDA Ireland IKW Germany KLF Norway KPC Slovenia KTF Sweden KOZMOS Hungary LIKOCHEMA Lithuania NCVThe Netherlands PSVAK Greece SKW Switzerland SPTDenmark STANPA Spain Slovak Association for Branded Products Slovakia TY Finland UNIPRO Italy

3 TBT Notification Procedure Conference – 29 March 2007 INTERNATIONAL COMPANIES

4 TBT Notification Procedure Conference – 29 March 2007 Colipa & International regulatory cooperation

5 TBT Notification Procedure Conference – 29 March 2007 Colipa Working Group Structure (International Affairs) Colipa Working Group structure Programme Committee International Cooperation Project Team Anglo Saxon countries Project Team Asia Project Team Eurasia Project Team Latin America Project Team Middle East

6 TBT Notification Procedure Conference – 29 March 2007 Key markets USA + Canada Japan Korea Countries/regions inspired by EU Cosmetics regulations ASEAN Russia China Latin America Priority countries/ regions

7 TBT Notification Procedure Conference – 29 March 2007 Objective: International Alignment 1.International alignment of cosmetics regulations: not complete harmonization but rather rapprochement of technical issues. 2.On the basis, whenever possible, on the key features of EU cosmetics regulations International Cooperation (I)

8 TBT Notification Procedure Conference – 29 March 2007 Main interlocutors: National/regional industry associations & EU Chambers of Commerce National/regional regulators & competent authorities European Commission (HQ & EC Delegations in third countries) International Cooperation (II)

9 TBT Notification Procedure Conference – 29 March 2007 Partner: European Commission International Cosmetics Alignment Process (EU, US, Japan, Canada) Regulatory dialogue (e.g. DG ENTR – AQSIQ) Market Access Issues TBT notification procedure International Cooperation (III)

10 TBT Notification Procedure Conference – 29 March 2007 Typical technical barriers to trade Differences with EU cosmetics regulations that hinder trade: Pre-market registration for cosmetics (unlike a light notification and in-market control in the EU) Labelling requirements: lack of recognition of the International Nomenclature Cosmetics Ingredients (INCI) Dis-harmonised system of forbidden/restricted/positive lists of ingredients Dis-harmonised definition of a cosmetic product Animal testing: non-acceptance of alternative methods

11 TBT Notification Procedure Conference – 29 March 2007 Recent examples: China: –G/TBT/N/CHN/209 - hygienic specifications for cosmetics: EC comments, Chinese reply, EC reaction. -G/TBT/N/CHN/238 - administrative specifications for cosmetic labelling and marking: EC comments Colipa involvement in TBT notification system

12 TBT Notification Procedure Conference – 29 March 2007 Supra-national developments (Mercosur, Andean Pact, ASEAN) Stage where drafts are to be notified Implementation of regulations -Implementation legal texts -Guidance documents Colipa views on challenges of the TBT notification system

13 TBT Notification Procedure Conference – 29 March 2007 Thank you for your attention. Sergi Corbalán


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