Exporting cosmetics and OTC to the US
The United States is one of the world's largest markets for cosmetics and its regulatory requirements are more complex than they appear.
Cosmetics are classified into two categories, cosmetics and OTC ("Over The Counter"/non-prescription drugs, such as sunscreen, anti-acne and anti-dandruff products). Compliance processes differ depending on the category in which your product falls into.
Another requirement is that you must comply with federal (FDA - Food & Drug Administration) and State (California Prop65, for example) legislation.
In order to avoid having your products consigned by the FDA, it is essential to understand and take into account these many regulatory requirements.
What is the difference between a cosmetic and an OTC product?
What are the key steps to successful registration?
How to ensure successful compliance and marketing?
- Cosmetics & OTCs: definitions and regulatory constraints
- Compliance: the procedure for registering cosmetics and OTC products
- Feedback: the most common difficulties faced by exporter