Export Certificate Programs

When exporting cosmetics outside of the US, companies are often required to supply certain certificates to foreign governments, distributors, and customers. IBA is one of the associations identified by the FDA as having the expertise to issue these certificates.

  • A Certificate of Free Sale* states that the products to be exported from the United States are sold freely and without restriction in the US.
  • A Good Manufacturing Practice, or GMP Certificate states that the products are manufactured in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations as well as Good Manufacturing Practice guidelines issued by the FDA, and that the products are not adulterated or misbranded.
  • A Document Authentication certificate can be ordered for documents that require legalization from the embassy or apostille from the Secretary of State such as Letters of Authorization, product formulations, and Powers of Attorney.

For further information on this program, contact IBA at info@independentbeauty.org or 800-334-2623.

*Note: The following product categories are not currently eligible for IBA export certificates; CBD containing products, dietary supplements/ingestible/beauty-from-within products, medical devices.

Tariff Updates

Members can access a compilation of information on the recently announced tariffs as well as details on the countermeasures imposed by other countries. There are many potential impacts for the companies in the cosmetics and personal care industry.