PCPC’s Global Priorities: A Q&A With Executive VP Francine Lamoriello
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
Regulatory convergence through NAFTA renegotiations is at the top of the Personal Care Products Council’s international agenda, according to Francine Lamoriello, executive VP of global strategies. In an interview with the Rose Sheet, the exec identified regulatory reform in China, emerging microbead legislation and proposed animal-testing bans around the globe as other priorities for the trade group.
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“It’s an optimistic time for our industry in China,” PCPC’s Francine Lamoriello, executive VP of global affairs, observed in an interview. While there have been positive signs, recent government reorganization and escalating trade tensions with the US potentially complicate matters.
Eleven countries have salvaged and rebranded the international trade deal abandoned by President Donald Trump in early 2017, with a signing ceremony slated for March 8 in Chile. The CPTPP retains much of the original TPP, including a cosmetics annex to promote harmonization around regulatory best practices
A modernized NAFTA that promotes greater uniformity in cosmetics regulations across the US, Canada and Mexico – even stronger commitments than those sought in the TPP accord that the US exited earlier this year – could be in industry's future if the Personal Care Products Council's recommendations are adopted by trade officials and the clock doesn't run out on negotiations.