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Banned Substances May Be Sticking Point In TTIP Cosmetics Negotiations

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

Executive Summary

Divergent regulatory approaches in the U.S. and EU and the jurisdictions’ dramatically lopsided lists of banned cosmetic substances have complicated negotiations on potential regulatory alignments in the cosmetics sector under the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. Talks continue to explore “if a substance has been approved in the European Union following a risk assessment, it can be taken into account by the U.S. regulators,” EU Chief Negotiator Ignacio Garcia Bercero said.

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