The Comunidad Andina (CAN), whose member countries comprise Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, is set to meet to discuss the proposed harmonisation of cosmetics regulation across its members, according to a report published by Chemical Watch.
The conference will take place on March 14 in Lima, where a standard rubberstamped by CAN countries in November 2018 will be examined. The standard regulates the definition, manufacture, storage, importation and sale of cosmetic products in the Andean region as well as ushering in labelling guidelines. The symposium will evaluate the economic impact of the new regulation.
Decision 833, as the standard is known, is scheduled to come into force in November, 2019.