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News on Worldwide Cosmetics Regulations - Focus Argentina

Dr. Annelie Struessmann – Mar 31, 2010

The Argentinean authority overseeing the cosmetics legislation is the Administración Nacional de Medicamentos, Alimentos y Tecnología Médica ANMAT (National Administration for Drugs, Food & Medical Devices) of the Ministerio de Salud (Ministry of Health). Being a member of the Southern Common Market ‘Mercosur’ (Mercado Común del Sur) Argentina transformed during the past years the Mercosur resolutions on cosmetics and personal care products into national law. An obligation to communicate on cosmetic products between the Mercosur member states is stipulated in Resolution No. 20/05, GMC (Grupo Mercado Común). ANMAT provides a detailed website where all regulatory aspects on cosmetic products are disclosed. The information includes definitions, provisions, procedures, fees, enforcement steps, etc., however, it is provided only in Spanish language...

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