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May - June 2017

Regulatory Conference

Cosmetics Europe Week

The Conference takes place from 13 - 16 June 2017 in Brüssel statt

In 2017, Cosmetics Europe Week takes place for the fourth time. Over the years, a fruitful cooperation has been established between Cosmetics Europe and CONUSBAT, where CE supports CONUSBAT for its regulatory workshop at In-Cosmetics. This year in London, CE's Rob Taalman spoke. CONUSBAT will attend Cosmetics Europe Week in Brussels.

Cosmetics Europe Week - Draft Program
Cosmetics Europe Week - Registration


April - May 2017

Follow-up

Regulatory Seminar at in-cosmetics 2017 in London

The ever changing Regulatory Landscape in Europe

Informative, entertaininig, sold out - the workshop was an amazing success.

Many thanks to all speakers and participants.

< from left to right: Annelie Struessmann, Ina Höfgen-Müller, Gerd Mildau, Birgit Huber, Rob Taalman, Steven Hanft


March - May 2017

Regulatory Training

In Cooperation with MentorHealth

Cosmetic Regulations in Major World Economies (EU, USA, Brazil, China, Japan, Korea, ASEAN)

The webinar will introduce into the key regulatory provisions for cosmetic products in major global economies: China & Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, The ASEAN Cosmetics Directive, India, Russia, EU. The EU's Cosmetic Product Regulation will be given a certain, wider position as it is representing the latest, most modern regulatory framework, which has influenced other global legislations.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 | 10:00 AM PST | 01:00 PM EST | 19:00 CEST

Regulatory Workshop

The ever changing Regulatory Landscape in Europe

Regulatory Seminar on 5 April 2017 at in-cosmetics in London

CONUSBAT once again organizes the in-cosmetics Regulatory Workshop, which is held this year on 5 April in London. The workshop addresses the ongoing amendments towards regulatory requirements for cosmetics in the EU.
Program:
• SCCS Substance Reviews, Rob Taalman, Cosmetics Europe
• The Safety Assessment, Birgit Huber, IKW
• In-Market and Inspection Observations, Dr. Gerd Mildau, CVUA, D-Karlsruhe
• Nanomaterials, Ina Höfgen-Müller, Merck
• ABS - Administrative Compliance Support for Businesses in the UK, Katie Beckett, Regulatory Delivery, Dept. BEI, UK.gov
The presentations are followed-up with a panel discussion moderated by CONUSBAT

in-cosmetics Regulatory Workshop, 5 April 2017, London


February - May 2017

Regulatory Article

Are Nanoparticles in Sunscreen safe?

Information in Relation to the Workshop: 'The ever-changing Regulatory landscape in Europe'

Article by Dr. Bhavika Patel, Regulatory Project Manager & Toxicologist with CONUSBAT
asking:
- What are nanoparticles? How do nanoparticles work in sunscreens?
- What is the influence of the particle size on sun protection?
- Do nanoparticles penetrate the skin?
- Do nanoparticles cause skin damage under the influence of sunlight?
- Can nanoparticles cause lung damage when inhaled?

[PDF] in-cosmetics Regulatory Blog supporting the Workshop on 5 April 2017

in-cosmetics News, 7 February 2017

A Position of Responsibility

Responsible Person under the EU's Cosmetic Products Regulation

An article by Annelie Struessmann in Soap Perfumery Cosmetic

[PDF] SPC, January 2017, page 54-55


January 2017

Regulatory Newsletter

REACH 2018 – Upgraded Tools for Registration

'IUCLID 6 & REACH-IT'

Author: Dr. Bhavika Patel, Toxicologist, CONUSBAT

[PDF] CONUSBAT Regulatory Update, published 20 January 2017

Regulatory Training

Compliance with the EU's Cosmetics Regulation (EC) 1223/2009

In Cooperation with MentorHealth

Topics covered:
- Animal Testing Ban
- Roles & Responsibilities in the Supply Chain
- Product Information File (PIF)
- Safety Assessment
- Criteria for Claims
- Cosmetovigilence
- Substance Regulations
- Product Labeling
- Bornerline Legislation / eCommerce

Online Seminar, 25 January 2017, 10:00 AM PST | 13:00 PM EST | 19:00 CET


December - January 2017

The Year 2017

Happy New Year

Health, Success, Happiness, Peace

from all of us in CONUSBAT

Regulatory Newsletter

The Responsible Person under the EU’s Cosmetics Regulation

The December issue of the CONUSBAT Newsletter

If you want to sign up for the Newsletter, pls. send an email to steven.hanft@conusbat.com

[PDF] CONUSBAT Regulatory Update, published 01 December 2016


November - January 2017

Regulatory Newsletter

Reviewing Regulatory Approaches for Borderline Products

- A Simplified Biocidal Product Authorization -

The November issue of the CONUSBAT Newsletter

If you want to sign up for the Newsletter, pls. send an email to steven.hanft@conusbat.com

[PDF] CONUSBAT Regulatory Update, published 08 November 2016

Regulatory Training

New Cooperation with MentorHealth

Compliance with the European Cosmetics Products Regulation (EC) 1223/2009

Topics covered:
- Animal Testing Ban
- Roles & Responsibilities in the Supply Chain
- Product Information File (PIF)
- Safety Assessment
- Criteria for Claims
- Cosmetovigilence
- Substance Regulations
- Product Labeling
- Borderline Legislation / eCommerce

Online Training, 15 November 2016, 10:00 AM PDT | 13:00 PM EDT | 18:00 CET


September 2016

CONUSBAT's Experts

Dr. Bhavika Patel joins CONUSBAT

- she takes the position of Project Manager

Dr. Bhavika Patel was born and brought up in Gujarat, India's westernmost state. She received a doctorate degree in zoology with a specialization in aquatic eco-toxicology from the M. S. University of Baroda, India. During her research work, she gathered expertise in toxicity testing and risk assessment of chemical substances; and also published several scientific papers with internationally recognized journals. She gained further experience in the area of ‘Nanoparticles and Ecotoxicology’, where she developed and standardized the protocol for toxicity testing of nanomaterials on aquatic organism as well as acquired knowledge of REACH, CLP, GHS and IUCLID. Since 2013, Dr. Patel resides in Germany.


August 2016

Intercultural Competence

Steven L. Hanft will be providing a workshop at the Summer School of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation

How should a US Presidential candidate approach the ‘hot spots’ in the world?

• Islamic radicalism & its affects on Western values
• Brexit - how it could affect America
• The Refugee crisis - what can the USA do ?
• The Israeli-Palestinian conflict-‘burning’ since 1948
• The rise of nationalistic right-wing political parties
• NATO, Russia and our East European allies

Konrad Adenauer Foundation
KAS Summer School 2016 - Sportschule Hennef, 3 August 2016


July 2016

Regulatory Newsletter

Regulations, Standardizations & Codes

- many are necessary and not oximoronically, 'necessary evils'

If you want to sign up for the Newsletter, pls. send an email to steven.hanft@conusbat.com


June 2016

Regulatory Presentation

Die globale Chemikalienpolitik und deren Konsequenzen für die Kosmetikindustrie

Annelie Struessmann is speaking at the yearly LUV workshop

The workshop of the SEPAWA Expert Group Legislation/Environment/Consumer (LUV) on environmental and consumer relevant topics will be held this year in Frankfurt/Germany on the premises of the VCI, Mainzer Landstr. 97, 9.30 -16.00.

SEPAWA - Expert Group LUV, 30 June 2016, Frankfurt/Germany

Regulatory Affairs

The Animal Testing Ban: A Status Review three Years after its Implementation

CONUSBAT Presentation at the Conference of the SEPAWA Section Austria

The conference is a part of annual meetings organized by the SEPAWA Section Austria with an interdisciplinary aspiration. Main focus is to tackle manufacture, testing, regulatory compliance and marketing issues, as such topics of importance for the SEPAWA segments.

SEPAWA Conference, 15 - 16 Juni 2016, Pörtschach on Wörthersee, Österreich

Regulatory Conference

Cosmetics Europe Week

The Conference will take place from 13 to 17 June 2016 in Brussels

In 2016, Cosmetics Europe Week takes place for the third time. CONUSBAT wishes to inform about this year's conference after Cosmetics Europe supported CONUSBAT also again in the regulatory workshop at In-Cosmetics Paris. We will be represented by Dr. Beate Eberhard and she is looking forward to the presentations and discsussions at the event.

Cosmetics Europe Week, 13 - 17 June 2016, Brussels, Belgium


May 2016

Regulatory Affairs

Recent Regulatory Developments affecting Cosmetics in Europe

Annelie Struessmann speaks at the Cosmetics Business Regulatory Summit 2016

The presentation on 24 May 2016 is addressing the following contents:
- Ingredient regulation updates
- Innovation in view of the animal testing ban
- Developments under REACH & CLP
- New horizontal legislation

Cosmetics Business Regulatory Summit, 24 - 25 May 2016, Brussels, Belgium

Supporting and tracking Sustainability: Focus on the Cosmetics Supply Chain

Presentation by Annelie Struessmann at the 6th ICIS World Surfactants Conference

What do consumers expect, and how industry responds to their expectations
How to support sustainability beyond current certification practices
Exploring governmental approaches to sustainability

Presentation on May 13, 2013

The 6th ICIS World Surfactants Conference, Hyatt Regency Jersey City, USA, May 12 - 13 2016


April 2016

Regulatory Training

Cosmetic Regulations in Major World Economies: EU, USA, Brazil, China, Japan, Korea, ASEAN

Dr. Annelie Struessmann in cooperation with MentorHealth

The EU Cosmetics Regulation: Basis principles and provisions / Compliance approach / Supporting tools / Future perspectives and activities

Cosmetics Regulations in Asia: China / South Korea / Japan / Taiwan / The ASEAN Cosmetics Directive / India / Russia

Cosmetics Regulation in the Americas: USA / Canada / Mercosur-Mercosul / Mexico

Existing Global Discrepancies
Harmonization Attempts
The International Cooperation on Cosmetic Regulation (ICCR)

Online Training, 27 April 2016, 09:00 AM PDT | 12:00 PM EDT | 18:00 CEST

Regulatory Conference

Workshop: Worldwide Legislation on Cosmetic Ingredients Used In Consumer Products

CONUSBAT organizes the Regulatory Workshop for the 6th Year

An engaging program awaits the participants next Tuesday in Paris. Main goal is to depict the dynamics in worldwide implementation of chemicals' regulation and to derive the impact on cosmetic products.

Morning: The Americas and Europe
Afternoon: Focus Asia
Panel Discussion: 17.00 - 18.00 pm

Speakers and their Key Topics:
Janelle Weyek, US Mission to the EU, TTIP
Neliza Junque, R.A.Consulting, Regulations Latin America
Erin Briscoe, CONUSBAT, Regulations Canada
Annelie Struessmann, CONUSBAT, Regulations USA
Ellen Pfrommer, BASF, Nagoya Protocol
Oliver Licht, Fraunhofer ITEM, REACH
Gerald Renner, CE, Regulations China
Adriana Jalba, CEFIC, REACH-like Regulations in Asia
Lena Perenius, UNEP, SAICM
Neliza Junque, R.A.Consulting, GHS Worldwide
Annelie Struessmann, CONUSBAT, Asia Reach & Cosmetics

Meet CONUSBAT also at the booth R142

[PDF] Detailed Workshop Agenda

in-cosmetics 2016, Workshop 1, 12 April 2016, 9.00am, Paris/France
in-cosmetics 2016, Workshop 2, 12 April 2016, 1.30pm, Paris/France


February 2016

Regulatory Workshop

Cosmetic Products Regulations in Israel and the European Union

Lecturer: Mgr. Rinat Bacher, Dr. Annelie Struessmann, Mr. Steven Hanft

The EU's Cosmetics Regulation represents a model framework for many national legislators worldwide, where they either adopt certain of the modules or the structure of the Regulation in full, respectively of the predecessor legislation, the Cosmetics Directive. This applies as well to the new Pharmacists’ Regulations (Cosmetics) 2012-5773 of Israel. CONUSBAT’s workshop will focus on the EU’s regulatory modules of importance in this context, depict the specific provisions and explain how to approach compliance.

[PDF] A Bioforum Event

Kfar Maccabiah, 16 - 17 February 2016, Ramat Gan/Israel


January 2016

Industry Association

The new CCE-Website went online

Cosmetics Consultants Europe - CCE

< Remco Schade, Steven Hanft und Annelie Struessmann at Notary Weling's office in Eupen where in January 2016, the notarial deed was signed.

Cosmetics Consultants Europe is an association of companies servicing the cosmetics, cosmetic ingredients and borderline industries on issues of scientific, technical, marketing, communication, regulatory, economic, statistical, legal, documentary and testing nature, etc.

CCE - The Consulting Professionals Association


December 2015

Happy New Year

Best Wishes for the New Year

Health, Success, Happiness, Peace

from all of CONUSBAT

Regulatory Presentation

UNITED NATIONS INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION

UNIDO Cooperation with CONUSBAT - Presentation in Bogota, Kolumbien

The UNITED NATIONS INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION (UNIDO) hosted the Forum "Towards a world-class cosmetics industry - natural ingredients: Quality, competitiveness and conformity assessment". Approx. 150 participants from small and midsize companies for cosmetics and their ingredients and from universities attended the event at the Colombian Chamber of Commerce in Bogota in December 2015. Annelie Struessmann spoke on the topic: "Technical requirements and standards for exporting cosmetics and natural ingredients".

[PDF] Agenda: CONUSBAT Presentation. 9 December 2015

Evento de socialización SAFE+, 9 December 2015, Bogota/Colombia


November 2015

Regulatory Publication

Article and Video in Cosmetics & Toiletries

Animal Testing Ban and Innovation in Cosmetics

Coverage of the SCC Seminar: The Safety in Regulatory Framework of the Cosmetic Industry - Simplified and Practical, on 29 September 2015 in Washington Township, NJ, USA.

Article: Animal Testing Ban and Safety in Regulatory Discussions, C&T, 9 October 2015
Video with Annelie Struessmann in C&T, 12 November 2015

Regulatory Speech

The Interface between REACH & the Animal Test Ban for Cosmetics

An interesting event took place these past days

The topics that were covered by Annelie Struessmann's during her speech were the following:
• Links between REACH and the Cosmetic Products Regulation
• Animal Testing Ban and Impact on Product Innovations?
• Cosmetics Ingredients with Demand for Innovation
• Strategies for Manufacturers of Cosmetic Ingredients and Products

[PDF] Presentation Cover

The European REACH Congress, Düsseldorf, Germany, 25 November 2015

Internationalization Competence

'Fachenglish für Laborberufe'

a book written by Steven L. Hanft, President CONUSBAT

The book is directed to a German speaking audience working in a technical environment in the chemicals, cosmetics and life-science industries. In 14 chapters, the author covers specific vocabulary and expressions on topics like regulatory affairs, chemical nomenclature, biochemistry, test protocols, medical terminology and process techniques, as well as the approach towards competent authorities or in audits.
Additionally, situations such as a call to customer services, introduction to a new supervisor, client interactions at a trade fair, etc., are addressed.

With a direct relation to the daily work this language guide exceeds common training structures and offers valuable aid to all that are seeking to advance their English skills and to be better prepared for the increasing demands from globalization of goods and services.

ISBN 978-3-527-33512-1

'Fachenglish für Laborberufe', Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 1st Edition November 2015


September 2015

Regulatory Seminar

The Safety in Regulatory Framework of the Cosmetic Industry: Simplified and Practical

An exciting Seminar found huge Interest by numerous Participants from the Cosmetics & Toiletries Industry

During the seminar, new alternative testing methods were presented and how these and other safety modules are implemented within worldwide regulory frameworks for cosmetics and toiletries. Nava Dayan, Nava Dayan, LLC., was organizer and presented on new, alternative methods and their use areas. On the Americas and on Asia spoke Wen Schroeder from Seki Cosmeticals, and, Annelie Struessmann, CONUSBAT, presented on Europes Cosmetics Product Regulation.

SCC Seminar, Washington Township, NJ, USA, 29 September 2015


August 2015

Regulatory Newsletter

Update on recent Changes of the Asian Cosmetic and Chemical Regulations

Regulatory Update, published 5 August 2015

Updates on Asian legislation were provided by our strategic global partners in specific compliance projects.

[PDF] CONUSBAT Newsletter, August 2015


July 2015

Regulatory Training

Cosmetic Regulations in Major World Economies

- EU, USA, Brazil, China, Japan, Korea, ASEAN -

A new seminar provided by Dr. Annelie Struessmann in cooperation with MentorHealth

Online Training, July 30, 2015, 09:00 AM PDT | 12:00 PM EDT | 18:00 CEST


June 2015

Regulatory Publication

The Impact of Legislation Related to Animal Issues

Publication by Annelie Struessmann in Personal Care Magazine

The article summarizes the situation created by the animal testing ban for cosmetics in Europe

[PDF] Article

Personal Care Magazine, June2015

Regulatory Training

Compliance with the European Cosmetics Products Regulation (EC) 1223/2009

Dr. Annelie Struessmann in cooperation with MentorHealth

Areas covered:
- The Recast
- Roles & Responsibilities in the Supply Chain
- Product Information File (PIF)
- Safety Assessment
- Criteria for Claims
- Animal Testing Ban
- Cosmetovigilence
- Substance Regulations
- Product Labeling
- Borderline Legislation / eCommerce

Online Training, 25 June 2015, 09:00 AM PDT | 12:00 PM EDT | 18:00 CEST


May 2015

Regulatory Conference

Cosmetics at the Crossroads of Science & Regulation

The Cosmetics Europe Conference will take place in 2015 for the second time

CONUSBAT wishes to inform about this year's upcoming CE-conference and invites for meeting there. CE again cooperated in our regulatory workshop at In-Cosmetics, Barcelona 2015. Now, we are looking forward to Brussels and the CE-event.

Cosmetics Europe Week, Brussels, 16 - 19 June 2015

Cosmetics Conference

Meet with Steven L. Hanft at Suppliers Day

in New Jersey – May 12-13, 2015

Pls. make an appointment under steven.hanft@conusbat.com

SCC Suppliers Day, New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center, Edison, 12-13 May 2015


April 2015

Regulatory Newsletter

How Chemical and Environmental Legislation gained Momentum

Regulatory Update, published 23 April 2015

A historical review of some salient events, which led to increased regulation of chemicals and the chemical industry.

If you want to sign up for the Newsletter, pls. send an email to steven.hanft@conusbat.com.

[PDF] CONUSBAT Newsletter, April 2015

Regulatory Workshop

Novel Strategies towards Regulatory Compliance after Regulation (EC) 1223/2009 was set in motion

A Barcelona Review

The workshop was very enjoyable while providing clarity on many issues. Thanks to all speakers, panelists and to the audience.

< Speakers, Panelists & Moderators (left to right): Ana Rocamora (CosmeticsinMind). Isabel Ramos (BIT), Jon Heylings (DTI), Raphael Sauerwein (Cosnova), Annelie Struessmann & Steven L. Hanft (CONUSBAT), Thomas Petry (Toxminds), Gerald Renner (CE)

Regulatory Presentation

Changes in European Cosmetics Law: Facilitation or Hindrance of Innovation

Annelie Struessmann is speaking again at the yearly LUV workshop

The 9th workshop of the SEPAW Expert Group Legislation/Environment/Consumer (LUV) on environmental and consumer relevant topics will be held in Würzburg/Germany this year. Annelie Struessmann will present there for the second time after 2010 and again she has a challenging topic. However, this reflects only the high standards of the LUV event.

[PDF] Invitation and Program of the Workshop

9th Workshop SEPAWA Expert Group LUV, 22. April 2015, Würzburg, Germany

Regulatory Workshop

Novel Strategies towards Regulatory Compliance after Regulation (EC) 1223/2009 was set in motion

CONUSBAT workshop at In-Cosmetics 2015, Barcelona, 14. April, 9:00-13:00

The workshop outlines the new regulatory landscape in Europe and considers novel compliance strategies. The presentation format is interactive and allows Q&A between presenters and audience during the whole course of the workshop .

Presenters:
Dr. Gerald Renner, Director of Technical Regulatory Affairs, Cosmetics Europe, Belgium
Dr. Thomas Petry, Managing Director, ToxMinds, Belgium
Prof. Jon Heylings, Chairman and CSO, Dermal Technology Laboratory (DTL Ltd), UK
Esq. Raphael Sauerwein, Regulatory Director, Cosnova Cosmetics, Germany
Dr. Isabel Ramos, Co-Founder, Beauty Intelligence, Spain
Ana Rocamora, Managing Director, Cosmetics-in-Mind, Spain

Moderators:
Dr. Annelie Struessmann, Technical Regulatory Director, CONUSBAT
Steven L. Hanft, M.A., President, CONUSBAT, Germany

[PDF] Agenda: CONUSBAT Regulatory Workshop at In-Cosmetics

Booking - CONUSBAT Regulatory Workshop at In-Cosmetics, Barcelona, 14. April 2015


March 2015

Regulatory Speech

Presentation at 'Making Cosmetics'

The Impact of Legislation Related to Animal Issues / Compliance – The Practicalities

The presentation of Annelie Struessmann will be on March 24, Room A at 4.25 pm. For any time during the show you can make an appointment with us.

Making Cosmetics, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, UK, 24 - 25 March 2015

Regulatory Newsletter

The Regulatory Road to Barcelona

EU / Global Regulatory News on 20 March 2015

On the way to the 5th Regulatory Workshop on April 14, organized for In-Cosmetics, and the steps made. If you want to sign up for the Newsletter, pls. send an email to Steven.Hanft@CONUSBAT.com

[PDF] CONUSBAT Newsletter, March 2015


January - February 2015

Regulatory Newsletter

Regulatory Affairs 101: Historical Milestones towards Consumer Health Protection

Regulatory News, published 20 January 2015

A short essay on the history of the US-FDA. If you want to sign up for the Newsletter, pls. send an email to Steven.Hanft@CONUSBAT.com

[PDF] CONUSBAT Newsletter, January 2015


December 2014

Christmas 2014

We thank you for the cooperation in 2014

and look forward to the New Year

...enjoy some peaceful days


November 2014

Regulatory Affairs

Comparing Israel’s Draft Pharmacists’ Regulations (Cosmetics) 2012-5773 & Regulation (EC) 1223/2009 on Cosmetic Products of the European Union

Workshop postponed to a date in 2015

The EU's Cosmetics Regulation represents a model framework for many national legislators worldwide, where they either adopt certain of the modules or the structure of the Regulation in full, respectively of the predecessor legislation, the Cosmetics Directive. This applies as well to the new Pharmacists’ Regulations (Cosmetics) 2012-5773 of Israel. CONUSBAT’s workshop will focus on the EU’s regulatory modules of importance in this context, depict the specific provisions and explain how to approach compliance.

Organisation: Bioforum - We will inform about date and location as soon as available

How European Cosmetics Legislation influences Regulatory Frameworks World-wide

New article written by Annelie Struessmann

The EU implemented a new regulatory framework for cosmetics, which clarified and extended a modular approach taken from the earlier directive and at the same time changed the legal procedure to direct validity over all Member States. Regulatory modules, including the safety assessment, notification, GMP, substance regulation, cosmetovigilance, etc., can be easily transferred into other countries’ legislation, which is wanted in view of more harmonized international requirements. It has successfully happened with the highest acceptance worldwide accounting to the element of substance regulation.

H&PC Today, Vol. 9(5), September/October 2014


October 2014

Regulatory Affairs

Meeting the CLP Deadline of June 1, 2015

CONUSBAT performs all services towards compliance with the re-classification deadline of June 1, 2015 and possesses 'Proof of Expertise' according to §5 (ChemProhReg/Chem VerbotsV).

The European Union’s adaptation of the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) is Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008 (CLP) on classification, labeling and packaging of substances and mixtures which entered into force on January 20, 2009. Since December 1, 2010, CLP applied to all substances and a new deadline comes up on June 1, 2015. This is the day when the classification rules from CLP will become fully applicable for chemical mixtures. Also effective on June 1, 2015, the old Directives 67/548/EEC and 1999/45/EC will be repealed. All suppliers of cosmetic ingredients will have to comply with the CLP classification rules for their products.


September 2014

Regulatory Affairs

After the ‘ICIS Surfactants Conference’ in Berlin

CONUSBAT on 'Surfactants in Cosmetic Products'

While key areas for surfactant application are detergents & household cleaners, most cosmetics contain surfactants as well, using their various functions. However, for cosmetics as well the biggest surfactant consumption applies to the cleaning function used mainly in personal care products.

Surfactants, as all ingredients for cosmetic products, have to comply with REACH & CLP. Therefore, we wish to remind about the upcoming deadlines for re-classification of mixtures under CLP (2015) and for the final registration under REACH (2018).


August 2014

Regulatory Affairs

CONUSBAT at the 3rd ICIS European Surfactants Conference

The EU's Cosmetics Product Regulation - Presentation, Friday, 5th September

Challenges facing the European surfactants industry will be addressed at the 3rd ICIS European Surfactants Conference in Berlin by presentations, Q&A sessions and numerous chances to network. Annelie Struessmann will focus on the regulatory requirements deriving from the cosmetics' applications of surfactants.

3rd ICIS European Surfactants Conference, 4th - 5th September 2014, Berlin, Germany


July 2014

Regulatory Affairs

Interview with Annelie Struessmann

May 2014 at the QPC Global Cosmetic Compliance Summit in Amsterdam

CONUSBAT participated in the Global Cosmetic Compliance Summit, which was organized by IQPC from 27 - 29 May 2014 in Amsterdam. Annelie Struessmann gave a seminar on worldwide ingredient legislation and at this event the interview was recorded as well.

Interview


June 2014

Regulatory Affairs

"The Animal Testing Ban – What is next?”

A Retrospective look at the full day In-Cosmetics Hamburg 1. April 2014 Workshop

An article written by Steven L. Hanft and published in EuroCosmetics

[PDF] Article S.L. Hanft

eurocosmetics-magazine, VOLUME NO. 22, June 2014

Cosmetics Business Regulatory Summit 2014

CONUSBAT spoke two times at the Summit

During an informative event with international delegates attending, Steven L. Hanft presented on the topic, ‘REACH and the Cosmetic Products Regulation - The hard work SMEs go through for Compliance’, while Annelie Struessmann spoke on the topic: ‘Breaking into the Eurozone - Stages of Product Development requiring Regulatory Awareness.’

Cosmetics Business Regulatory Summit 2014, Brussels, 17 - 18 June 2014 - press cover
< Annelie Struessmann, Richard Hesk and Claudia de Lucca-Mano

Meet us in Brussels at the CE Event:

'Cosmetics at the Crossroads of Science & Regulation'

CONUSBAT wishes to inform about this upcoming conference and invite to ‘meet & greet’ there. Previously, CE has cooperated with CONUSBAT for its regulatory sessions organized for Reed Exhibition at In-Cosmetics, Paris 2013 & Hamburg 2014.

[PDF] CE Event, Brussels, 10 - 11 June 2014

Cosmetics Europe

Cosmetics in Canada

Specifics for Cosmetics' Labelling

Certain specifics apply to the use of correct INCI for the mandatory listing of ingredients on the product labels. Therefore, Health Canada published a specific guidance document.

[PDF] Guide to Cosmetic Ingredient Labelling

Health Canada


May 2014

Regulatory Affairs

Focus on Ingredient Regulation

CONUSBAT participates in Global Cosmetic Compliance Summit

Annelie Struessmann will conduct a three-hour seminar on the topic: Global regulations on ingredients – similarities and differences worldwide and regulatory specifics resulting from the EU influences

[PDF] CONUSBAT Workshop on Ingredient Regulation

Global Cosmetic Compliance Summit - Agenda, 27 - 29 May 2014
Global Cosmetic Compliance Summit, Amsterdam, 27 May 2014


April 2014

Regulatory Affairs

In-Cosmetics Workshop: The Animal Testing Ban - What's next?

Annelie Struessmann in a video on the the outcome for the workshop

What are the new developments in the area of animal testing alternatives and what industry has to consider in the meantime - the most important results of the workshop in brief

Video - Cosmetics-Design, 16 April 2014
< Speakers (left to right): Des Cave (BioReliance), Annelie Struessmann (CONUSBAT), Theresa Callaghan (CCINTL), Christian Pellevoisin (SkinEthic Academy), Nava Dayan (Dr. Nava Dayan LLC), Ellen Pfrommer (BASF), Joop de Knecht (OECD), Patric Amcoff (CE)

In-cosmetics 2014 @ booth 4H05

Much discussion, engaging meetings, new standpoints, new energies

Also in 2014, in-cosmetics meant a great event for CONUSBAT. A workshop was presented which delivered the results on getting oriented within the requirements from the 'Animal Testing Ban'. The overall judgment for the workshop was 'very satisfying'. Thanks go to all speakers and to an excellent audience, which provided discussions and stimulus. At booth 4H05, this and other topics were further evaluated with clients, business partners and new contacts.

[PDF] CONUSBAT Focus Ingredients: Services for Classification, Labelling and Packaging

The Animal Testing Ban: What’s next?

The list of speakers is complete - facts & views are addressed from a global perspective

What are the new paths for assuring innovation of products and ingredients under the Animal Testing Ban. Speakers in Hamburg on these questions are:
- Dr. Patric Amcoff, Cosmetics Europe [CE]
- Dr. Joop de Knecht, OECD
- Dr. Christian Pellevoisin, SkinEthic Academy
- Desmond (Des) Cave, BioReliance
- Dr. Nava Dayan, Dr. Nava Dayan LLC, USA
- Dr. Reinhard Kreiling, Clariant, Chair EFfCI Toxikologie-WG
- Ellen Pfrommer, BASF
- Dr. Annelie Struessmann, CONUSBAT
Once again, CONUSBAT is Reed Exhibition’s designated organizer for the regulatory workshop.

[PDF] - Workshop Agenda - 1 April 2014-final

BLOG elucidating contents and goals of the workshop - A.Struessmann, February 19, 2014
in-cosmetics, 1 April 2014, Hamburg, Germany - Subscription Workshop Part 1 & 2


March 2014

Regulatory Affairs

Not a Burden but a Benefit

CosmeticsVision was an excellent event which brought together scientists and marketeers

Annelie Struessmann's contribution addressed the progress obtained from regulatory affairs and how industry can make use of it. Some of her points are depicted in an aricle in Cosmetics Design.

[PDF] REGULATORY COMPLIANCE AS A SPUR TO IMPROVED PERFORMANCE

Article in Cosmetics Design, February 6, 2014
Cosmetics Vision, March 5 - 7, 2014, Cannes, France


February 2014

Regulatory Affairs

EU Regulatory Frameworks with Impact for Cosmetics: The Cosmetic Products Regulation and REACH

New Webinar

The second webinar in cooperation with Mentor Health.

Webinar, March 11, 2014 - 10:00 AM PST - 01:00 PM EST - 17.00 Uhr CET

Technical Communication

German Chemical Association (GDCh) - Workshop No. 973/14

Technisches Englisch in der Industrie (Technical English in Industry)

Steven Hanft again provides a workshop within the continuing education program of the GDCh

GDCh, March 17 - 18, 2014, Frankfurt/Main, Germany


December 2013

Holiday Season 2013/2014

A happy, healthy and successful New Year!

We appreciated the cooperation during 2013

and look forward to the New Year.

Regulatory Affairs

Overview of the Cosmetic Regulations in Major World Economies

Next Week's new Webinar

The webinar will give an overview of the regulatory frameworks for Cosmetics in the world's major economies, EU, USA, Brazil, China, Japan, Korea, ASEAN.

Webinar Date: December 11, 2013; Time: 01:00 PM EST / 19:00 CET
Webinar Subscription


October 2013

Regulatory Affairs

Understanding the Cosmetic Products Regulation and REACH

Cosmetics Compliance Summit - London, October 15, 2013

Annelie Struessmann, CONUSBAT, spoke in London on this topic and considered as well the 'Animal Testing Ban'. The link to her presentation slides can be found below.

Annelie Struessmann in an interview with IQPC's Andrea Charles (QuickTime MediaPlayer)
Cosmetic Compliance Summit - Londen, October 15 - 16, 2013


September 2013

Intercultural Competence

New Training Format for the German Market

English for Regulatory Affairs

A workshop on English terminology and expressions in the area of regulatory affairs. The target participants are the members of the Life Science, Food, Personal Care
as well as Fine Chemicals Supplier Industries


July 2013

Regulatory Affairs

The Cosmetics Product Regulation

July 11, 2013 - Implementation Deadline for the Cosmetic Products Regulation

Since 11 July 2013, all provisions of Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009, the new Cosmetic Products Regulation, are fully applicable and the old Directive 76/768/EEC has been repealed.

CPR - The EU Commission's website

Intercultural Competence

New Training Format for the German Market

Workshop for Technical Communication

Technical English for Members of the Life Science, Food & Personal Care Industries
as well as Fine Chemicals Supplier Industries


June 2013

Regulatory Affairs - Upcomimg Event

CONUSBAT @ Chemspec

World Wide Cosmetics Regulation

Annelie Struessmann presents on the 5th of June in Munich - please mark your calendars and also make an appointment for a personal meeting at the event with her or with Steven L. Hanft under info@conusbat.com.

You can also meet our partner preevent at the show, make your reservation under the link below.

Chemspec, June 5-6, 2013, Munich
preevent - Testing and Consultancy Firm for Plant and Operational Safety


May 2013

NYSCC Regulatory Seminar

Managing the Regulatory Environment

NYSCC looks at global regulations - von Melissa Meisel, Associate Editor

NYSCC event with CONUSBAT contribution covered by Happi Magazine

[PDF] NYSCC - Event Picture

Happi Magazine, May 3, 2013


April 2013

Regulatory Affairs

In-Cosmetics 2013 - Workshop 'World Wide Regulatory Affairs for Cosmetics' found wide Interest

The Topic moves the Cosmetics Industry

Both sections of the event on April 16 were fully booked; in each section, more than 150 People participated. CONUSBAT wishes to thank all speakers, moderators and participants also in the name of Reed Exhibitions.

[PDF] Pictures from the event

Regulatory Affairs

NYSCC Regulatory Seminar 2013

An educational program of the New York Society of Cosmetics Chemists (NYSCC) - dedicated to the Advancement of Cosmetic Science.

A wonderful, informative event with A. Struessmann speaking about 'The EU's Legislation on Cosmetic Products'.

The Event was also perfectly suited for networking with new and existing contacts. Thanks to the volunteers of the NYSCC, Adrienne Nagy, Steve Herman, John Gormley, for organizing this.

[PDF] NYSCC Regulatory Seminar, April 10, 2013 - Agenda

NYSCC Regulatory Seminar, Seasons Westwood, Washington Township, NJ, April 10, 2013
Cosmeticscope, March 2013

Regulatory Affairs

Whole day workshop: World Wide Regulatory Affairs for Cosmetics

In-Cosmetics 2013, Paris

The workshop is organized by CONUSBAT and covers the regulatory frameworks for cosmetic products in Asia (China, Taiwan, etc.), ASEAN, Australia, India, the Americas, the European Union, Russia and South Africa. A panel discussion on World Wide Legislation, the Similarities and Controversies, represents the event's final highlight. The discussion is opened by three presenations on worldwide postions for animal testing, claims and existing harmonization attempts.

[PDF] Workshop Outline & Speakers, April 16, 2013

In-Cosmetics, Paris Expo Porte de Versailles Paris, April 16-18, 2013


March 2013

Technical Communication

GDCh Workshop - Trainer Steven L. Hanft, M.A.

Technical English for Laboratory Personnel in Industry

Why Technical English at the GDCh? - Because Chemists need to communicate in English today!

Workshop- target groups: Laboratory Manager, Technicians & Assistants; Personnel in R&D, Quality Assurance, Product Safety, Regulatory Affairs; Administration and Sales Staff with international responsibilities.
Targeted industry sectors: Chemistry, Technical & Medical Device Industries, Life Sciences, Pharma, Biotechnology, Cosmetic/Personal Care, Food Industry

German Chemical Association (GDCh), Frankfurt a.M., March 5-6, 2013


January 2013

All the best

A Happy, Healthy and Successful Year 2013

to all Customers, Friends and Others

from Annelie Struessmann und Steven L. Hanft


December 2012

Strategic Alliances

CONUSBAT partners with preevent

preevent is a young, ambitious Company focused on Operational Safety

The regulatory framework in focus of preevent's services is Council Directive 89/655/EEC on safety and health requirements for the use of work equipment, which was later replaced by Directive 2009/104/EC

preevent - Testing and Consultancy Firm for Plant and Operational Safety


November 2012

Regulatory Affairs

Nanomaterials – Return to Member State Regulatory Specifics?

France implements National Declaration Provisions for Nanomaterials

The provisions apply to nanomaterials manufactured or imported and made available in France. Included are nanomaterials in mixtures, as such in cosmetic products. Annelie Struessmann questions if this national approach is the right track .

Annelie Struessmann at the In-Cosmetics Webpage, November 29, 2012

In-Cosmetics ASIA 2012

CONUSBAT's Contribution: EU - Preparation for the Regulation Implementation

In-Cosmetics ASIA was held from November 6- 8, 2012 in Bangkok, Thailand. Annelie Struessmann partcipated in the 'Regulatory Workshop' organized by Dr. Alain Khaiat.

In-Cosmetics ASIA - The Regulatory Workshop, Bangkok/Thailand, November 6, 2012


October 2012

Regulatory Affairs

27th IFSCC Congress in Johannesburg, South Africa

CONUSBAT's Contribution: 'REACH and EU Cosmetic Regulation - Results & Gains in a Worldwide Perspective'

Der IFSCC Kongress was held from October 15-18, 2012. South Africa meant a fascinating location for many interesting scientific presentations, as well as for an exhibition of the industry and a diverse social program. All participants found an excellent information and communication platform.

[PDF] Dr. A. Struessmann, Presentation at the IFSCC Congress in Johannesburg 2012

27th IFSCC Congress, October 15-18, 2012, Johannesburg, South Africa


September 2012

Regulatory Affairs

Annelie Struessmann spoke in Shanghai on the Topic:

Personal & Home Care Legislation of the European Union

The '12th Asia Surfactants Personal & Home Care Markets' Conference was held from September 4-5, 2012, at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Shanghai - Pudong. Annelie Struessmann had the opportunity to participate in this Conference and to speak about the European regulatory frameworks for the industry sectors of scope. The Conference proved to be an excellent platform for providing information and for networking about the sector specific issues existing in the East Asian markets of China, ASEAN, Japan, Korea, India.

12th Asia Surfactants Personal & Home Care Markets, Shanghai/China, September 4-5, 2012


July 2012

Regulatory Affairs

A new CONUSBAT Blog on the In-Cosmetics Website

Why New Cosmetics Legislation?

Annelie Struessmann's opinion on the necessity of new oder recasted regulatory frameworks for the EU internal market

In-Cosmetics Asia, Bangkok/Thailand, November 6-8, 2013


June 2012

Intercultural Competence

Interactive Workshops

US Presidential Elections 2012 & America’s Governmental Framework

This summer, Steven L. Hanft, will be providing three seminars on these topics at the Summer School of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation at Castle Eichholz in Wesseling

Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Wesseling, Summer 2012

Regulatory Affairs

CONUSBAT presented at the HBA Global Expo in New York City

The HBA Global Expo was held from June 19-21, 2012, at the Jacob Javits Center in NYC

The contribution 'How EU Legislation impacts Global Manufacturers of Cosmetics & Skin Care Products' was given atthe Session 'Safety and Regulatory Issues in the Global Cosmetic Arena'.

HBA Global Expo, New York City, June 19, 2012


April 2012

Strategic Alliances

International Press Releases

Strategic Alliance formed between GRS and CONUSBAT

Cosmetics & Toiletries, May 25, 2012
CosmeticsDesign, May 30, 2012

Regulatory Affairs

CONUSBAT formed Strategic Alliance with Global Regulatory Services (GRS)

Expansion in the Life Sciences' Regulatory Service Areas

Global Regulatory Services (GRS) is a specialist regulatory affairs consultancy offering resource,
support, advice and solutions to life science companies worldwide. It is located in the Biomed Cluster of Cambridge/UK and complementing CONUSBAT for the areas Pharmacie, Biotechnology, Medical Devices and Nutraceuticals/Functional Foods.

Global Regulatory Services (GRS), Ely, Cambridgeshire, UK
Press Release in Business Weekly, April 30, 2012


March 2012

Regulatory Affairs

CONUSBAT's Blog for In-Cosmetics 2012

Implementation of the EU Cosmetics Regulation

The In-Cosmetics trade fair will be held from 17-19 April 2012 in Barcelona. Steven Hanft will be visiting, therefore if you want to speak to him, pls. contact us and schedule a meeting.

Blog for In-Cosmetics 2012, Barcelona
In-Cosmetics - Info Annelie Struessmann

Technical Communication

A new GDCh Program

Technical English for Laboratory Personnel in Industry

Steven L. Hanft organizes the training in cooperation with the German Chemical Society (GDCh). The target group consists of members of the chemical, cosmetics, pharmaceutical and food industry.

Frankfurt, March 6-7, 2012
GDCh Educational Program 2012


January 2012

2012

CONUSBAT wishes

for the New Year the very best, healthiness and success to all Clients, Business Partners and Friends!

We look forward to a good cooperation during the whole year.

Regulatory Affairs

Cosmetic Products Notification Portal

The new electronic portal for the notification of cosmetic products acc. to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 is now available

Cosmetic Products Notification Portal - CPNP


October 2011

Regulatory Affairs

EU Regulatory Update

The Individual Safety Assessment–a Practical Approach towards Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009

What are the contents of the safety assessments that need to be performed by individual experts in cosmetics companies and what are some of the practical aspects in order to start the process - this is the topic of the newest regulatory update by Annelie Struessmann

Cosmetic & Toiletries, October 19, 2011


August - September 2011

Regulatory Affairs

EU Regulatory Update

Cosmetic Ingredients Under EU Scrutiny

The ingredients for cosmetics actually under investigation by the SCCS are summarized in Annelie Struessmann's new article

Cosmetic & Toiletries, August 23, 2011

Intercultural Competence

American History: From the Pilgrim Fathers to President Obama > Seeking our Future Leaders - An interactive course in English language

Two new programs at the Konrad Adenauer Foundation

Steven Hanft teaches also in 2011 at the Summer School in Castle Eichholz, Wesseling

KAS, August, 4 + September 1, 2011


April 2011

Regulatory Affairs

Safety Assessment for Cosmetics in Europe

Report about the In-Cosmetics workshop on March 29, 2011 in Milano

Starting January 11, 2012, the new notification requirements according to the Cosmetic Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009 will become effective. All cosmetic products must be notified to a central European portal, including those that have already been notified under the provisions of the old legal framework, the Cosmetics Directive. With the notification, the Cosmetics Product Safety Report, containing the Safety Assessment, must be available in a written format according to the Regulation’s provisions in Annex I. The final deadline for the retroactive notification will be July 11, 2013.

The In-Cosmetics workshop provided an overview of the legal and scientific facts constituting the requirements to perform a safety assessment. Basic for the workshop’s approach was the EU Commission’s scientific committees ‘Notes of Guidance for the Testing of Cosmetic Ingredients and their Safety Evaluation’, in its 6th Revision from 2006 and in its 7th Edition, which was released in April 2011. Accordingly, defined as fundamental for the safety of cosmetic products is the safety of its ingredients. A two channel assessment approach for ingredients exists in Europe. Either they are officially evaluated and regulated in the annexes of the cosmetics’ frameworks or, applicable for all other ingredients, an individual evaluation is required and needs to be performed by safety assessors in the cosmetic companies. The new Cosmetics Regulation clearly defines in its Annex I the challenges for the individual safety assessment and requires also that the information and assessment results have to be available in a written format when notifying the products.

Post-show interview with Annelie Struessmann performed by Cosmetics Design
Extensive article published in Eurocosmetics Magazine


February 2011

Regulatory Affairs

Editorial: News on Worldwide Cosmetics Regulations

Focus Korea

A new edition of the series on worldwide cosmetics legislation

SpecialChem4Cosmetics, February 23, 2011


January 2011

2011

For the New Year

the very best, healthiness and success to all Clients, Business Partners and Friends

We look forward to seeing and working with you during this year.

The CONUSBAT Team


December 2010

Regulatory Affairs

Editorial: News on Worldwide Cosmetics Regulations

Focus Russia

A continued editorial by Annelie Struessmann on worldwide news in cosmetics' legislation

SpecialChem4Cosmetics, December 1, 2010


November 2010

Intercultural Competence

Trans-Atlantic Seminar

In America, who has to pay the Price? - Consequences of the Global Economic Crisis

Steven L. Hanft will lecture at the Trans-Atlantic Seminar sponsored by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, November 10-14. 2010, Berlin-Dorint Tegel Hotel


October 2010

Regulatory Affairs

Sustainable Cosmetics Summit in Paris

EU Regulations for Cosmetics - Implementation & Implications

The Sustainable Cosmetics Summit was held at the Marriott Champs-Elysées Hotel. Annelie Struessmann presented on REACH and the new Cosmetics Regulation and evaluated the importance of these frameworks for a sustainable development.

Sustainable Cosmetics Summit, October 18-20, 2010, Paris

Safety Assessment for Cosmetics in Europe

An In-Cosmetics Workshop organized by CONUSBAT

A challenging topic, the assurance of compliance towards the safety assessment of cosmetic products as a consequence of the requirements from the new EU Cosmetics Regulation with a deadline of July 11, 2013, will be taken up by Annelie Struessmann and further experts from the industry.

This workshop will address and provide answers on all questions surrounding toxicological, dermatological, physico-chemical and microbiological requirements on cosmetic ingredients', incl. fragrances', and products' assessment, as well as include read-across and weight of evidence approaches. Also tackled will be the regulatory background, requirements towards notification, status on latest EU guidance updates, qualification and training needs for Safety Assessors as well as cooperation requirements during product development, etc.

It is a practical workshop providing an overview on all necessary steps of the safety assessment and directed towards all those responsible, safety assessors, product developers, ingredient and fragrance suppliers, as well as the decision makers in cosmetic- and ingredient companies.

The Speakers are:
Dr. Annelie Struessmann, Conusbat, Member EFfCI KosRo-WG
Dr. Winfried Steiling, Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
Dr. Marcus Kleber, Cognis GmbH, Member EFfCI KosRo-WG
Dr. Silvia Boracchi, Ager srl, Chair EFfCI RAPS-WG
Dr. Robert Fellous, Symrise, Member IFRA Scientific Committee
Dr. Michael Bogdahn, Beiersdorf AG

Safety Assessment for Cosmetics in Europe - Regulatory Seminar
In-Cosmetics, March 29, 2011, 09:30 - 13:30, Milan


September 2010

Regulatory Affairs

EU Regulatory Update in Cosmetic & Toiletries

Provisions for CMRs

The first deadline from the new Cosmetics Regulation is December 1 and applies to CMR substances

Cosmetic & Toiletries, September 14, 2010


August 2010

Regulatory Affairs

HBA New York

Cosmetic Products Regulation in the European Union

Steven L. Hanft presented at the Gobal Perspectives Conference on the EU Cosmetics Regulation [Section I-02 - Negotiation International Regulations]

HBA Global Expo and Conference, New York, August 28, 2010

Intercultural Competence

Intercultural Seminars

Steven Hanft teaches again at the Summer School of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation

His topics include 'US History - from the Pilgrim Father’s to President Obama’, he leads discussions on cross-cultural issues and involves students in an interactive activity ‘Germany seeks its future Foreign Minister’

Konrad Adenauer Foundation, July, 22 & 29 + August 1, 2010

Regulatory Affairs

IV Workshop de Abordagens Estratégicas Aplicadas à Cosmetologia

Requisitos Regulatórios para Produtos Cosméticos na União Européia

Dr. Annelie Struessman, Technical Director, CONUSBAT presents at ABC, Associação Brasileira de Cosmetologia - the Brazilian Cosmetics Association - on the EU Cosmetics Regulation

ABC Workshop - Sao Paulo, August 10, 2010


July 2010

Regulatory Affairs

Editorial: News on Worldwide Cosmetics Regulations

Focus Brazil

A by-monthly editorial by Annelie Struessmann reporting on worldwide news in cosmetics' legislation and information related thereto.

SpecialChem4Cosmetics, July 21, 2010

EU Regulatory Update in Cosmetic & Toiletries

Enforcing REACH

With this issue A. Struessmann provides newly available facts and information on REACH enforcement

Cosmetic & Toiletries, July 20, 2010


June 2010

Regulatory Affairs

Editorial: News on Worldwide Cosmetics Regulations

Focus Japan, China, Taiwan, Hongkong

A by-monthly editorial by Annelie Struessmann reporting on worldwide news in cosmetics' legislation and information related thereto.

SpecialChem4Cosmetics, June 16, 2010


May 2010

Regulatory Affairs

Home and Personal Care Ingredients Congress

Dr. Annelie Struessmann will chair the session on 'Regulations' in the morning of June 9, 2010

Home and Personal Care Ingredients Congress, June 9-10, 2010, Istanbul, Turkey

EU Regulatory Update in Cosmetic & Toiletries

Tackling the Animal Testing Ban

A. Struessmann describes consequences and how the industry deals with the animal testing ban for cosmetic products

Cosmetic & Toiletries, May 10, 2010


April 2010

Regulatory Affairs

Editorial: News on Worldwide Cosmetics Regulations

Focus Argentina - other news from the USA, Canada, EU

In cooperation with SpecialChem for Cosmetics, Annelie Struessmann started a new, by-monthly editorial reporting on worldwide news in cosmetics' legislation and information related thereto. In each edition one country will be in the focus.

SpecialChem4Cosmetics, March 31, 2010

Workshop at In-Cosmetics in Paris, April 2010

The New European Regulation on Cosmetic Products

Dr. Annelie Struessman, Technical Director, CONUSBAT
+ experts from Henkel and EFfCI

In-Cosmetics, Paris, Wednesday, April 14, 2010, 09:15 – 13:15
Video with Annelie Struessmann


March 2010

Regulatory Affairs

EU Regulatory Update in Cosmetic & Toiletries

CLP Deadlines and Consequences

A. Struessmann reminds of the the mandatory notification under CLP with a deadline at the end of 2010

Cosmetic & Toiletries, March 3, 2010

Article Series: Worldwide Cosmetics & Personal Care Regulations

COSMETIC REGULATIONS IN ASIA – Update on East & South Asia’s biggest Economies

An update on Annelie Struessmann's two articles on cosmetic frameworks in Asia, published in 2007 - see sources 1 & 2 in the actual article

SpecialChem4Cosmetics, March 3, 2010

Presentation at the annual SEPAWA LUV Meeting, March 2010

Contact Points between REACH and the Cosmetics Regulation

A. Struessmann speaks on March 4 at the event „REACH and GHS ante portas“ of the SEPAWA task force „Legislative – Environment– Consumer“ (LUV) - Location: Henkel AG & Co KGaA, Düsseldorf

SEPAWA Event, Düsseldorf, March 4, 2010


February 2010

Intercultural Competence

Workshop on February 23-24, 2010

Technical English for Laboratory Assistants

Laboratory staff in the life science & chemical industries is increasingly required to communicate with suppliers, colleagues and customers in English language. Steven Hanft's workshop is targeting specific vocabulary and practical exercises.

Haus der Technik (HdT), Essen, February 23-24, 2009


January 2010

Regulatory Affairs

Article Series: Worldwide Cosmetics & Personal Care Regulations

A comparison of the EU and US regulatory requirements for Cosmetics & Toiletries

A new issue of the publication series

SpecialChem4Cosmetics, January 27, 2010

EU Regulatory Update in Cosmetic & Toiletries

Article: Recast of the Cosmetics Directive Published

For 2010, Annelie Struessmann's column in Cosmetics & Toiletries will be extended and cover all EU regulatory frameworks with importance for cosmetics

Cosmetic & Toiletries, January 12, 2010


December 2009

Regulatory Affairs

Article republished as one of 2009's top 5

Cosmetic Regulations in North America - USA & Canada: Update

Article Series: Worldwide Cosmetics & Personal Care Regulations

SpecialChem4Cosmetics Bulletin, Edition 40, December 30th, 2009
A. Struessmann's article from September 9, 2009

New Year 2010

Best wishes

We wish all customers, business partners and friends a happy, healthy and successful New Year

The CONUSBAT Team


November 2009

Regulatory Affairs

REACH Newsletter - Issue November 2009

Defining R&D in REACH

The new edition of the monthly newsletter by Annelie Struessmann on REACH

Cosmetics & Toiletries, November 16, 2009

Article Series: Worldwide Cosmetics & Personal Care Regulations

The new Cosmetics Regulation in Europe

The newest contribution to the series of articles by Annelie Struessmann

SpecialChem4Cosmetics, Novtember 18, 2009

Intercultural Competence

Steven Hanft lectures on three topics of the current world affairs

- Globalization & the World Financial Crisis - Einhard Gymnasium, Aachen, November 2, 2009
- From the Pilgrim Fathers to President Obama - Pius Gymnasium, Aachen, November 4, 2009
- US History, American Government & Current Trends in America’ - Irmgardus Gymasium, Koeln, November 9, 2009

Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Düsseldorf

Training

English for Medical Purposes

Steven Hanft is Adjunct Faculty at the RWTH Aachen

The Medical School at the RWTH Aachen, November - December 2009


October 2009

Regulatory Affairs

REACH Newsletter - Issue October 2009

A Status Report Nearly One Year Before the First Registration Deadline

The new edition of the monthly newsletter by Annelie Struessmann on REACH

Cosmetics & Toiletries, October 20, 2009

New Appointment

Adjunct Faculty at the Medical School of the RWTH Aachen

English for Medical Purposes

Steven L. Hanft has been appointed to be Adjunct Faculty at Aachen’s RWTH Teaching University Hospital on the topic ‘English for Medical Purposes’. He will start teaching this winter semester.

The Medical School at the RWTH Aachen

Intercultural Competence

New Seminar

President Obama's Approach towards a Comprehensive US Health Insurance Plan

Steven Hanft lectures at the "Hautes Etudes Commerciales" (HEC) Management School of the University of Liège, Belgium

HEC-ULg Ecole de Gestion de l’Université de Liège, October 9, 2009

Regulatory Affairs

Online Training

The new European Regulation on Cosmetic Products – What changes does it bring?

Dr. Annelie Struessmann

SpecialChem4Cosmetics, 1. October 2009


September 2009

Regulatory Affairs

Regulatory Newsletter - Issue September 2009

Downstream User Obligations, Identified Uses and Use Descriptors

A monthly newsletter by Annelie Struessmann on REACH and other European regulatory frame works with relevance for cosmetics & toiletries

Cosmetics & Toiletries, September 22, 2009

Article Series: Worldwide Cosmetics & Personal Care Regulations

Cosmetic Regulations in North America - USA & Canada: Update

Part 3 of the Article Series on Worldwide Cosmetics & Personal Care Regulations

SpecialChem4Cosmetics, September 9, 2009


August 2009

Regulatory Affairs

Regulatory Newsletter - Issue August 2009

Exposure Assessment Elements

A monthly newsletter by Annelie Struessmann on REACH and other European regulatory frame works with relevance for cosmetics & toiletries

Cosmetics & Toiletries, August 19, 2009

Intercultural Competence

Seminar Series on American History

From the Pilgrim Fathers to President Obama

Steven L. Hanft, M.A.
Konrad Adenauer Summer School, Wesseling,
July 27 and August 4 & 31, 2009

Konrad Adenauer Foundation


July 2009

Regulatory Affairs

Article Series: Worldwide Cosmetics & Personal Care Regulations

REACH – An Overview and the Actual Status

Part 2 of a series of articles by Annelie Struessmann in SpecalChem4Cosmetics

SpecialChem4Cosmetics, July 1, 2009

Regulatory Newsletter - Issue July 2009

Exposure Scenario Annexes and Other Changes to the SDS

A monthly newsletter by Annelie Struessmann on principles of European regulatory frame works with relevance for the areas of cosmetics & toiletries

Cosmetics & Toiletries, June 30, 2009

The Regulatory Newsletter in the online-C&T Magazin

Exposure Scenario Annexes and Other Changes to the SDS

Allured's Cosmetics & Toiletries magazin is now available online featuring Annelie Struessmann's newsletter

Cosmetics & Toiletries digital, September 2009


June 2009

Market Knowledge

New CONUSBAT Article from the Business Services Area

European Food and Beverage Trends

An Article depicting the interaction of new developments and old traditions in European foods

Perfumer & Flavorist, June 23, 2009

Regulatory Affairs

Regulatory Newsletter - Issue June 2009

REACH: SIEF Tasks and Registration Requirements

A monthly newsletter by Annelie Struessmann on European regulatory affairs in the area of cosmetics & toiletries

Cosmetics & Toiletries, June 10, 2009


May 2009

Regulatory Affairs

Article Series: Worldwide Cosmetics & Personal Care Regulations

ASEAN Cosmetic Directive

Part 1 of a series of articles by Annelie Struessmann in SpecalChem4Cosmetics

SpecialChem4Cosmetics, May 20, 2009

Regulatory Newsletter - Issue May 2009

REACH: ECHA Urges Companies to Organize SIEFs

A monthly newsletter by Annelie Struessmann on European regulatory affairs in the area of cosmetics & toiletries

Cosmetics & Toiletries, May 5, 2009


April 2009

Regulatory Affairs

The REACH Roundtable

Annelie Struessmann answers questions on REACH

The REACH Roundtable of the Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine is an internet forum for questions on REACH

REACH Round Table

Regulatory Newsletter - Issue April 2009

REACH: Establishing REACH Penalties

A monthly newsletter by Annelie Struessmann on European regulatory affairs in the area of cosmetics & toiletries

Cosmetics & Toiletries, April 7, 2009


March 2009

Regulatory Affairs

Regulatory Newsletter - Issue March 2009

REACH: SIEF Activities for an Impending Deadline

A monthly newsletter by Annelie Struessmann on European regulatory affairs in the area of cosmetics & toiletries

Cosmetics & Toiletries, March 23, 2009

Networks

ACUMENTIA starts its new, informative website

CONUSBAT is a member of ACUMENTIA since January 2009

ACUMENTIA consists of some 40 highly qualified scientific and technical consultants, with particular experience in the global food, pharmaceutical and healthcare industries and other related areas

ACUMENTIA Ltd.


February 2009

Regulatory Affairs

Regulatory Newsletter - Issue February 2009

GHS: EU Adapts Globally Harmonized System of Chemical Labeling

A monthly newsletter by Annelie Struessmann on European regulatory affairs in the area of cosmetics & toiletries

Cosmetics & Toiletries, February 11, 2009


January 2009

Regulatory Affairs

Regulatory Newsletter - Issue January 2009

REACH: Taking Steps to Register Pre-registered Substances

The Newsletter from now on will cover all aspects of EU regulatory affairs with relevance for cosmetics & toiletries. Actually, however, REACH remains the major topic.

Cosmetics & Toiletries, January 13, 2009

Publication

REACH: New European Chemical’s Regulation meets its First Important Deadline

CONUSBAT's publication in the January issue of Commerce Germany Update / American Chamber of Commerce in Germany (AmCham)

AmCham - Commerce Germany Update January 2009
CONUSBAT Article

New Affiliation

CONUSBAT is proud to announce its membership with Acumentia

Better service for international business needs

Acumentia is a group of Consultants specializing in the bioscience industries including food, personal care, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and related disciplines.

Acumentia Ltd, the scientific, technical & business solutions consultancy


December 2008

Regulatory Affairs

Pulication

How companies are facing REACH

CONUSBAT is one of several companies expressing their experiences with REACH in the REACH Supplement of the December issue of Household & Personal Care (H&PC)

H&PC-December 2008

Newsletter Update

End of REACH Pre-registration: The First Deadline is Here

Newsletter in C&T
by Dr. Annelie Struessmann

Cosmetics & Toiletries, December 2, 2008


November 2008

Regulatory Affairs

Newsletter Update

REACH: Substances of Very High Concern

by Dr. Annelie Struessmann

Cosmetics & Toiletries, November 18, 2008

Presentation

REACH: Business Briefing for American Companies Active in Europe

by Steven L. Hanft
Marine Equipment Trade Show sponsored by the US Commercial Service Divisions for Benelux & Germany, RAI Center, Amsterdam, November 18, 2008

CONUSBAT Presentation

Market Knowledge

Lecture

US Market Knowledge

Steven L. Hanft
HEC-ULg, Liege, Belgium, November 15, 2008

HEC Management School - University of Liege

Regulatory Affairs

Lecture

REACH Expert Added to Summit Roster

Annelie Struessman, PhD, technical director of CONUS Business, Advice and Training (CONUSBAT), has joined the speaker line-up for C&T magazine's REACH Summit: Revisited on November 12, 2008 (event cancelled)


October 2008

Market Knowledge

Publication

Europe’s Food and Beverage Industries

Steven L. Hanft, Contributing Editor

Food Product Design, October 21, 2008

Regulatory Affairs

Newsletter Update

REACH: Pre-registration News & Supply Chain Communication

by Dr. Annelie Struessmann

Cosmetics & Toiletries, October 7, 2008


September 2008

Regulatory Affairs

Newsletter Update

REACH: Pre-registration – A Case Report

by Dr. Annelie Struessmann

Cosmetics & Toiletries, September 8, 2008


July - September 2008

Intercultural Competence

Seminar

Interpreting Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Final Speech: I’ve been to the Mountaintop - reviewing the 1960’s Civil Rights Movement & its legacy today

Steven L. Hanft
Konrad Adenauer Foundation - Summer School, Wesseling, Germany
July 16 & 30 and September 3, 2008

Konrad Adenauer Foundation

Regulatory Affairs

C&T's REACH Roundtable

Dr. Annelie Struessmann answers questions on REACH online

Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine presents the REACH Roundtable - an online opportunity for its readers to send in their questions and comments about the REACH legislation in Europe.

REACH Roundtable


June - September 2008

Regulatory Affairs

Newsletter Update

REACH-IT Status & ECHA Activities

Dr. Annelie Struessmann


May 2008

Regulatory Affairs

Online Training

REACH: Getting Ready for Pre-Registration

Dr. Annelie Struessmann
for the Coatings & Inks - Polymers - Cosmetics & Toiletries Industry
29. Mai 2008, SpecialChem

SpecialChem

Newsletter Update

REACH: Two Weeks until Pre-registration

Dr. Annelie Struessmann

Cosmetics & Toiletries, May 20, 2008


April 2008

Regulatory Affairs

Presentation

REACH: Consequences for Manufacturers located Outside the European Union

Dr. Annelie Struessmann
2008 World Adhesive Conference & Expo
22. April 2008, Miami, Florida

The Adhesive and Sealant Council

Newsletter Update

REACH: Specifics for Naturals

Dr. Annelie Struessmann

Cosmetics & Toiletries, April 8, 2008


March 2008

Regulatory Affairs

Newsletter Update

The REACH Schedule

Dr. Annelie Struessmann

Cosmetics & Toiletries, March 10, 2008


February 2008

Regulatory Affairs

Newsletter Update

REACH: SIEFS & Consortia

Dr. Annelie Struessmann

Cosmetics & Toiletries, February 12, 2008


January 2008

Regulatory Affairs

Newsletter Update

REACH: Pre-registration & SIEF Formation

Dr. Annelie Struessmann

Cosmetics & Toiletries, December 31, 2008


December 2007

Regulatory Affairs

Newsletter Update

REACH: Responsibilities for Manufacturers of Cosmetic Ingredients

Dr. Annelie Struessmann

Cosmetics & Toiletries, December 5, 2007


November 2007

Market Knowledge

Presentation

The Innovative Cosmetic Market in the New York Metropolregion

Dr. Annelie Struessmann
November 30, 2007-SEPAWA Section West, D-Marienfeld

SEPAWA

Regulatory Affairs

Presentation

International Cosmetic Regulations

Dr. Annelie Struessmann
November 23, 2007 - EFfCI Annual Meeting, Paris, France

EFfCI

Presentation

Asian Cosmetics: A Regulatory Update

by Dr. Annelie Struessmann
14 November 2007 - An Intertech Pira Conference, 13.-15. Nov.
2007 in Nice, France

IntertechPira

Newsletter Update

How REACH Affects Cosmetics and Personal Care Manufacturers

Dr. Annelie Struessmann

Cosmetics & Toiletries, November 7, 2007


October 2007

Regulatory Affairs

Online Training

REACH: Defining Compliance Strategies

Dr. Annelie Struessmann
for the Coatings & Inks - Polymers - Cosmetics & Toiletries Industry
October 30, 2007, SpecialChem


July - September 2007

Market Research

Report

Poland’s Food & Beverage Industries, 2007

I. Meat & Poultry

II. Grain


Intercultural Competence

Seminar

Steven L. Hanft

10. Juli + 18. &amp; 11. September 2007 - Konrad Adenauer Stiftung,

Wesseling, Germany


June 2007

Regulatory Affairs

Online Training

REACH: Basic Principles & Compliance Strategies

Dr. Annelie Struessmann
for the Coatings & Inks - Polymers - Adhesives & Sealants - Cosmetics & Toiletries Industry
June 21, 2007, SpecialChem


May 2007

Market Knowledge

Presentation

The European Food & Beverage Industries

Steven L. Hanft
May 4, 2007 - IFT Marketing & Management NY/NJ Sections, New Brunswick, NJ USA

Outline


March 2007

Regulatory Affairs

Online Training

REACH and its Impact on the Cosmetics & Toiletry Industry

Dr. Annelie Struessmann
March 28, 2007, SpecialChem


June 2004

Regulatory Affairs

The Animal Testing Ban: A review on the Status three Years after its Implementation

CONUSBAT Presentation at the Conference of the SEPAWA Section Austria

The SEPAWA Section Austria organizes yearly conferences based on an interdisciplinary aspiration. In focus are those topics, which are addressing manufacture, testing, regulatory compliance and marketing for SEPAWA's key industry segments.

SEPAWA Conference in Pörtschach on Wörthersee, Austria, 15 - 16 Juni 2016


April - May 2015

Regulatory Training

Cosmetic Regulations in Major World Economies:

EU, USA, Brazil, China, Japan, Korea, ASEAN

A new seminar provided by Dr. Annelie Struessmann in cooperation with MentorHealth

http://www.mentorhealth.com/control/w_product/~product_id=800651LIVE

Cosmetic Regulations in Major World Economies:

EU, USA, Brazil, China, Japan, Korea, ASEAN

A new seminar provided by Dr. Annelie Struessmann in cooperation with MentorHealth

http://www.mentorhealth.com/control/w_product/~product_id=800651LIVE