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Updated: Aug 15, 2023


Proposed amendments to the Cosmetic Group Standard have been issued for comment. Cosmetics NZ is consulting with various members and will develop a DRAFT submission for circulation and comment in April. Submissions close 31-May 2023.The main area of focus is around the banning of PFAS "forever" chemicals. Some of you may have seen Martha make comment on TV3 news. Our recommendation will be to align with Europe, where 4 of the 4700 types of PFAS are on the banned list, while ensuring the time frame for these ingredients to be phased out is achievable.


Any questions, please don't hesitate to be in touch with Martha or Garth.

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