The American Cosmetic Manufacturers Association "ACMA" is a non-profit trade association of cosmetic manufacturers and distributors located in the heart of Washington D.C.
ACMA is widely regarded by American and international stakeholders as a leader in the cosmetic trade industry.
Our members include brand owners, manufacturers, distributors, ingredient suppliers and retailers, supplying the American market.
ACMA works on members' behalf to address regulatory authorities regarding cosmetic industry issues and keeps them fully informed on the practical application of the EU Cosmetics Regulation and any future changes ahead of when they occur.
ACMA Membership is free. Membership gives access to our online program which leads members to obtain required certification based upon their credentials. For this purpose, ACMA has developed a self-help program which allows companies to create their own certificates for export. The program focuses on the most requested export certificates:
- Certificate of Free Sale (CFS)
- Good Manufacturing Certificate (GMP)
- Bovine Free Certificate (BSE/TSE)
All ACMA certificates are issued and apostilled or authenticated based upon the destination country. ACMA keeps fees at a minimum of $145.00 per certificate with an Apostille for all Hague participating convention countries. The price is slightly higher for certificates destined for non Hague convention countries.
ACMA strives to keep costs as low as possible for our members. For this reason, ACMA never charges a fee for membership in the association. Members pay only for the documents that they request.
Are you an overseas buyer looking for U.S. products?
ACMA can take your order and inform our members who can meet your needs!