As part of the ongoing national campaign to maintain the highest level of consumer protection, Saudi Arabia recently joined the International Cooperation on Cosmetics Regulation (ICCR). By becoming a member of the ICCR, the Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) will cooperate and enhance trade with its partners on cosmetic products. Saudi Arabia, represented by the SFDA, will also be part of the global discourse on common issues on cosmetics safety and regulation, as well as enter into a constructive dialogue with relevant cosmetics industry trade associations.

Joining the ICCR will facilitate registration with SFAD, which will make entering into the local market more accessible for brand owners expanding into Saudi Arabia.

By way of background, the ICCR is an international group of regulatory authorities from Brazil, Canada, the European Union, Japan, and the United States. The ICCR provides a multilateral framework to maintain and enable the highest level of global consumer protection by working towards and promoting regulatory convergence, while minimizing barriers to international trade.

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