The ASEAN Cosmetics Association, Inc. (ACA) consists of organizations from different countries that aim to harmonize and maintain cosmetics regulations, upgrade the standards of technical competence and scientific expertise in the local industries and expand the cosmetics trade in ASEAN.
In February 2001, the ASEAN Cosmetic Association, Inc. decided to work with various lead countries in ASEAN to address the infrastructure needs and programs of the cosmetics industry within the region. This step was taken in order to support the regional harmonization of cosmetics regulations.
For Cosmetic GMP, Malaysia was chosen as the lead country; for Safety Evaluation/Post Marketing Surveillance, the lead country is Singapore; and for Asean Scientific Committee, the lead country is Thailand. The ACA is proud that, since 2001, it has helped to educate and increase awareness on cosmetics regulations and product safety through training, print publications, and workshops on Product Information File (PIF), Good Distribution Practice and Sunscreen Warning Label, to name a few. ACA has also helped to define limits on ingredients in matters of great urgency.
We aim to be the most trusted, leading cosmetics industry regional association in promoting consumer protection and enhancing industry competitiveness.
Help, develop and maintain a sustainable and trusted cosmetic industry association in ASEAN by advocating best ethical practices, pro-actively partnering with the local associations, creating a forum where talented people are inspired to create innovative cosmetics products and services.
Partnership : Respect
Excellence : Inspiration, Motivation, Leadership
Trust : Ethics, Integrity
Enhance the value of the cosmetic industry primarily through consistently advocating best ethical practices.
Proactively partnering with the local associations and regulatory agencies to create an environment that protects consumers and provides favorable conditions for the industry to grow.
Creating a place where talented people are inspired and motivated to innovate and contribute in leading the industry to develop.