Cosmetics Europe

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Lobbying costs:

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500,000€ - 599,999€

Financial year: 01/01/2019 - 01/12/2019

Lobbyists declared: 4.75 FTE (9)

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: 3


Meetings with European Commission: 8

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 to represent the interests of the cosmetics and personal care industry in Europe and further its scientific, technical, economic and legal objectives. This purpose is achieved mainly by:
- The joint study of scientific data on substances used cosmetic 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; the joint efforts to develop and apply the best non animal approaches for the safety assessment of cosmetic ingredients and products;
- 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; the development of guidance, as and where needed, to facilitate the industry’s compliance with regulatory requirements;
- 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;
- Contributing to the shaping of workable and fair policy frameworks regulating the European cosmetics industry;
- 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 and policy environment that encourages innovation and supports a strong and competitive cosmetics industry in Europe serving the needs of consumers. 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 terms of European public consultations, Cosmetics Europe recently participated in the stakeholder consultation on fragrance allergens, the stakeholder consultation regarding the Units of Measurement Directive, the evaluation of the Vertical Block Exemption Regulation and the stakeholder consultation on endocrine disruptors. In regard to the REACH restriction process on intentionally added microplastics to products, Cosmetics Europe submitted a substantive dossier of evidence on the ECHA Annex XV proposal. - Cosmetics Europe attends numerous events organised by the EU institutions, such as European Parliament Plenary sessions, Committee meetings & public hearings/workshops, MEPs sponsored stakeholders events, European Commission stakeholders conferences (as the Circular Economy Stakeholders Conference and the First Annual Forum on Endocrine Disruptors), workshops (such as and in the workshop organized in relation to the evaluation process of the Vertical Block Exemption Regulation). - Cosmetics Europe has worked with other European trade associations to address cross sectorial issues impacting the European industry in third countries. Actions were conducted to raise the potential barriers to trade that regulatory initiatives could create between the regions. - For the purpose of its scientific research activities, Cosmetics Europe follows very closely the Horizon 2020 programme. 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 uptake and validation of New applied methods (NAMs) and New Generation Risk assessment (NGRA) with the Long Range Science Strategy (LRSS, 2016-2020). The objective of the LRSS collaboration and partnership is to finance, steer and promote the wide application of NAMs and NGRA for safety assessment, and to facilitate their regulatory acceptance. - Cosmetics Europe is partnering with the European Commission in the wider framework of the European Partnership for Alternative Approaches to Animal Testing (EPAA). 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. - Cosmetics Europe works closely with the European 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 the International Cooperation on Cosmetics Regulation (ICCR). Cosmetics Europe participates in the International Associations Collaboration (IAC), an informal network of cosmetics and personal care representative associations from around the globe. IAC meets twice a year, and has no discrete funding or secretariat. 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.


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Avenue Herrmann-Debroux, 40
Brussels 1160

Tel: 32 2 227 66 10