Wildcard President Trump And The Prospects For Cosmetics Reg Reform
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
EWG maintains that “the result of the election has no effect whatsoever on the need for cosmetics reform,” but it remains to be seen how legislative proposals for increased oversight would be received by the president-elect, who has outlined plans for dramatically cutting perceived overregulation. Meanwhile, new leadership is likely to be appointed at FDA, and hopes dwindle regarding the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
You may also be interested in...
Any movement to advance proposed cosmetics reform legislation could be seen as running counter to President Trump's executive orders earlier this year, which now have FDA centers seeking "broad public comment" on how to achieve "meaningful burden reduction."
National uniformity in cosmetics regulation remains a top legislative priority for the Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors. At the same time, the small business trade association acknowledges that compromise will likely be needed to balance state rights with the streamlined certainty that a strong national standard would provide for industry.
Like the Personal Care Products Safety Act in the Senate, a bipartisan discussion draft from New Jersey congressmen Frank Pallone and Leonard Lance would require registration and fees from industry while giving FDA ingredient-review duties and recall authority. 2017 could be the year that cosmetics reform legislation goes the distance, but first the Senate will be holding a related hearing September 22.