Cosmetics Europe

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Lobbying costs:

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400,000€ - 499,999€

Financial year: 01/01/2017 - 01/12/2017

Lobbyists declared: 5.25 FTE (10)

WARNING: The number of full time equivalent lobbyists declared by this organisation are extraordinarily high and may therefore have been over-declared.


Lobbyists with EP accreditation: 4


Meetings with European Commission: 6

Lobbying costs over the years:


Cosmetics Europe

Registration on EU Transparency Register

83575061669-96 (First registered: 11 May 2009)

Goals / Remit

Cosmetics Europe is a non-profit making international organization whose purpose is promoting the cosmetic industry and furthering its scientific, technical, economic and legal objectives.

This purpose is achieved mainly by:

a) the joint study of scientific data on substances used in perfumery, cosmetics, toiletries and hair products, in particular data relating to their effects on human health and safety as well as on the environment; the collection and dissemination of the required scientific information to its members and to appropriate international organizations;
b) the collection and study of relevant laws and regulations applicable to the industry; the dissemination of such information to its members and to appropriate international organizations;
c) fostering transparent and reliable relationships with public authorities and stakeholders, to best communicate the social, economic and scientific relevance of the cosmetics industry in Europe;
d) contributing to the shaping of workable and fair policy frameworks regulating the European cosmetics industry;
e) addressing members' needs in an efficient and transparent way through timely information and decision making and focusing on issues and activities relevant for the industry.


Cosmetics Europe works closely with the European Institutions to achieve balanced policies and legislation. Its aim is to contribute to a regulatory environment that encourages innovation and supports a strong and competitive cosmetics industry in Europe. Files followed by Cosmetics Europe relate in particular to the implementation of the Cosmetic Products regulation, regulatory developments on cosmetics ingredients, consumer safety, consumer information, environmental, sustainability, chemical issues and the development and application of new approaches for safety assessment. In 2017, Cosmetics Europe contributed to several European Commission public consultations, including in relation to the REACH REFIT evaluation (28/01/2016 to 28/01/2017); on investigating options for reducing releases to the environment of microplastics (26/06/2017 to 16/10/2017); and on the structures of excise duties applied to alcohol and alcoholic beverages (18/04/2017 to 11/07/2017). More recently in early 2018, Cosmetics Europe provided inputs to the European Commission (DG TRADE) questionnaire on announced U.S. tariff increase on imports of certain steel and aluminium products and possible EU commercial policy measures in response. More generally, Cosmetics Europe attended numerous events organised by the EU institutions in 2017, such as European Parliament Plenary sessions, Committees meetings, public hearings and workshops, European Commission stakeholders conferences (e.g. the Circular Economy Stakeholders Conference co-organised with the EESC, the Workshop on the Fitness check exercises of European chemical legislation REACH and non-REACH), MEPs sponsored stakeholders events, Permanent Representations to the EU events and conferences, etc. Cosmetics Europe will continue these activities in 2018. For the purpose of its science research, Cosmetics Europe is following very closely the EU Research and Innovation program Horizon 2020 - the biggest EU research program ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020). More particularly, Cosmetics Europe is a partner in the Horizon 2020 project EUToxRisk: a 30 million Euro’s integrated European ‘Flagship’ Programme Driving Mechanism-based Toxicity Testing and Risk Assessment for the 21st century ( Furthermore, Cosmetics Europe continues its journey towards the validation of further alternative methods to animal testing (AAT) with the Long Range Science Strategy (2016-2020). The objective of the Long Range Science Strategy (LRSS) collaboration and partnership is to finance, steer and promote the successful development of AAT-based test methods and approaches for safety assessment and to facilitate their regulatory acceptance. Additionally, Cosmetics Europe is partnering with the European Commission in the wider framework of the European Partnership for Alternative Approaches to Animal Testing (EPAA) - an unprecedented voluntary collaboration between the European Commission, European trade associations, and companies from seven industry sectors. The partners are committed to pooling knowledge and resources to accelerate the development, validation and acceptance of alternative approaches to further the replacement, reduction and refinement (3Rs) of animal use in regulatory testing. Finally, Cosmetics Europe works closely with the EU institutions on the elaboration and the adoption of technical standards such as ISO / CEN and on the promotion of international convergence of worldwide cosmetics regulations, in particular through its participation in ICCR (International Cooperation on Cosmetics Regulation). Cosmetics Europe also keeps a close relationship with the European Commission on external trade related issues in connection with the activities of its members. For instance, Cosmetics Europe participates to meetings of the Market Access Advisory Committee (MAAC), hosted by DG TRADE.


Head office:
Avenue Herrmann-Debroux, 40
Brussels 1160,

Tel: 32 2 227 66 10