PCPSA Recast Offers Small-Biz Concessions, Gains New Industry Support
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
The recast of the Personal Care Products Safety Act includes new exemptions and revised fee expectations for the smallest cosmetics businesses, winning support from their trade groups. But the Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors, whose members range in size up to Mary Kay, still finds the bill's proposed regulatory framework too burdensome to get behind.
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