Cosmetics New Zealand, the operating name of the Cosmetic, Toiletry, and Fragrance Association of New Zealand Inc, is the New Zealand trade association representing the cosmetics and personal care products industry.
We are an independent non-profit, non-collusive organisation that plays a major role in determining the direction of the cosmetic industry.
The association was formed in 1972 by a core group of companies who were manufacturing most of their products in New Zealand at the time. Prime objectives then were to present a united front and to lobby government in the interests of member companies. While these objectives remain, the restructuring of the New Zealand economy over the past few decades has seen an expanded focus by Cosmetics New Zealand.
Our industry has changed dramatically. Today, worldwide consolidation has meant much of New Zealand’s requirements are imported. Company mergers and acquisitions have altered the landscape, while niche marketing and contract manufacturing have also contributed to the change. Additionally, we now have an increasing number of New Zealand companies exporting their products to markets around the world.
New regulations and harmonisation, along with the requirements of our trading partners, have considerable influence on the direction of our industry and Cosmetics New Zealand plays a major role in determining that direction.