Saudi Arabia newly joined the International Cooperation on Cosmetics Regulation (ICCR) as this is a part of the continuing national campaign to sustain the highest level of consumer protection. As a result of joining the ICCR, the Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) will collaborate and improve 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, in addition to entering a constructive discussion 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. Consequently, to the previously mentioned, accessing the Saudi local markets is now more accessible to the brand owners.
Finally, it is worth mentioning that 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.
For any further assistance and/or information in respect of the above, please contact Baianat-IP Saudi office at Saudi@baianat-ip.com