Cosmetic Materials to EU

APHIS Expands Exports to the European Union of Materials for the Production of Cosmetics

On January 29, 2015,  APHIS implemented newly negotiated requirements (effective February 23, 2015) for the export of “intermediate products” to the European Union for the production of cosmetics.  Previously, no harmonized legislation covered these exports, requiring each Member State to establish their own generally more restrictive requirements.  The new requirements should facilitate these exports EU-wide when they go into effect February 23 and expand opportunities for U.S. exporters of these products.  The value of this trade accomplishment is estimated at $10 million per year.