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Article published by the Personal Care Council:

On February 13, 2013, President Obama and European Council President Herman Van Rompuy and European Commission President José Manuel Barroso announced that the United States and the European Union will each initiate the internal procedures necessary to launch negotiations on a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. Both sides are expected to have those procedures completed by the end of March. In preparation for the negotiations, the Council and Cosmetics Europe sent joint objectives for the personal care industry. These objectives included: promoting mutual recognition, acceptance of common test methods, acceptance of internationally recognized cosmetics GMPs, and resolution of labelling differences. In addition, as part of the Business Coalition for Transatlantic Trade (BCTT), the Council will be part of the larger industry voice that is working with the U.S. government to ensure that industry's concerns (including those related to the personal care industry) are heard in the negotiations. 
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