Pre-Show Conference - Cosmetic regulations: Europe and the World

Pre-Show Conference - Cosmetic regulations: Europe and the World

16 April 2018, 14:00 - 18:00

Workshop Room G102 - G103

An analysis of the access to the world's biggest markets, EU, USA and China with a specific review of regulatory modules, which can be used simultaneously.


  • Ingredients’ legislation world-wide
  • Package labeling
  • Animal testing ban
  • Safety report


14:00 - 14:15     Welcome, Housekeeping Rules, Agenda & Speakers

Steven L. Hanft, President, CONUSBAT Regulatory Services

14:15 - 14:45     European Union - Key regulatory modules in the EU’s cosmetics framework, steps towards compliance and their acceptance in worldwide marketss
Dr. Annelie Struessmann, Technical Regulatory Director, CONUSBAT Regulatory Services

Trade in global markets requires transparency in regard to the safety in use of consumer goods, as such for cosmetic products. Therefore, the increasing global market place involved a rapid pace of implementation or amendment of regulatory frameworks worldwide. As compliance steps are challenging and expensive, the interest on behalf of the compliance seekers always was to find similar compliance modules in the various markets; however, comprehensive challenges for such an approach exist for the law makers. Therefore, the actual worldwide regulatory landscape is heterogeneous and sometimes even contains legal provisions, which contradict those of other countries. Yet, there are ongoing activities to further level out major differences.

The presentation of scope looks into achievements made thereto, as such addresses worldwide regulatory frameworks in order to evaluate where modules, especially those of the European Union’s Regulation (EC) 1223/2009 on cosmetics products can be found as compliance elements in other regulatory frameworks.

Also looked at are global markets, where European modules facilitate compliance, thus, the entrance into the markets for cosmetic products.

And finally, it is looked at the question if regulatory elements can be designed in a way that they can be used in various markets. Key regulatory modules addressed will be the Product Information File (PIF), substance regulations and product labels.

14:45 - 15:30     United States of America - Regulatory and testing modules for the access to the US cosmetics market
Dr. Craig Weiss, President, Consumer Product Testing Co., Inc.

The personal care market is certainly a global market which requires compliance to regulations, legal challenges and industry standards in all countries. While there are differences in regulations from jurisdiction to jurisdiction there are testing strategies that should allow the data to be used in multiple markets. This has never been truer than it is today with proposed changes in US cosmetic regulatory frame work. US regulations, possible changes in framework and global testing strategies will be addressed.

15:30 - 16:00     Coffee break and discussions

16:00 - 16:45     China - Comparing EU compliance modules with transitioning cosmetic regulations: China, Taiwan, India, Israel, Russia and Australia
Dr. Gerald Renner, Technical Regulatory Affairs Director, Cosmetics Europe

Cosmetics Regulations all over the world are constantly emerging and evolving. At a fundamental level the questions and problems that regulators need to address are the same – and can be broken down into ‘regulatory modules’. The presentation will review some key modules of key international cosmetics legislations (China, Taiwan, India, Israel, Russia and Australia). Trends towards international convergence / divergence will be presented and explained. The presentation will also assess the feasibility of ‘global harmonisation’ of cosmetics legislation.

16:45 - 17:10     Building a Regulatory Program for Global Compliance: Establishing a New Product Introduction (NPI) process with centralized data
Ken Bubeck, CEO, Ithos Global

In today’s competitive environment, time to market is critical to success. Streamlined processes and accurate, centralized regulatory content are necessary to ensure compliance and avoid the information gaps that cause product launch delays, costly rework of products and packaging as well as business risks.

This presentation will go over the strategic approach for improving the access, tools and data management processes necessary to launch products on time and in compliance with a streamlined NPI process.

  • Launch innovative products in half the time with an efficient NPI process
  • Foster cross-functional collaboration and increase visibility to determine where delays in workflows occur in order to reverse them
  • Understand the importance of creating a shared repository for improved access to raw material and supplier information, and global, regulatory content
  • Determine what tools and methods you need to improve compliance and New Product Introduction process


17:10 - 18:00     Panel discussion

18:00 - 19:00     Networking cocktail & Speed-meeting with the experts

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  • Steven L. Hanft



    CONUSBAT Regulatory Services

    Recognizing early the need for specialized internationalization services, Steven L. Hanft founded CONUS Business, Advice & Training (CONUSBAT)...

  • Dr. Annelie Struessmann


    Technical Regulatory Director

    CONUSBAT Regulatory Services

    Dr. Annelie Struessmann is Technical Regulatory Director with CONUSBAT Regulatory Services, a provider of compliance services in for the cosmetics,...

  • Dr. Craig Weiss



    Consumer Product Testing Co., Inc.

    Craig Weiss received a B.S. in biology for Monmouth College, prior to arriving at Consumer Product Testing Co. Craig held technical positions at Del...

  • Dr. Gerald Renner


    Technical Regulatory Affairs Director

    Cosmetics Europe

    Dr Gerald Renner was born in Graz (Austria) in 1967. His basic scientific training was in engineering chemistry at the Technical University-Graz,...

  • Ken Bubeck



    Ithos Global

    As founder of Ithos Global, Ken Bubeck saw the market need for combining regulatory knowledge and client data into a robust, web-enabled platform for...

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