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Small-, medium-sized businesses would benefit from harmonization efforts.

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

Executive Summary

LABEL HARMONIZATION WOULD ADDRESS SMALL, MEDIUM BUSINESS TRADE CONCERNS by eliminating the need for producing multiple labels to comply with varying regulations, which often proves costly, according to French National Perfumery, Beauty and Toiletry Association (FIP) International Regulations Committee Chairman Gilles Guesperau. Global harmonization would solve problems including the need for labels in national languages, countries' varying definitions of SPF and different meanings for formulation batch numbers, he said. Guesperau made his remarks at the Global Cosmetic Regulatory Harmonization conference sponsored by the Italian cosmetics association UNIPRO and the European Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association (COLIPA) in Florence, Italy, April 22-23.

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