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.
ACMA Membership is free.
ACMA certificates are accepted throughout the world as it is one of the three largest associations in the U.S. who issues these certificates (PCPC, ICMAD, and ACMA), but it is only association that guarantees that certificates are accepted by all foreign countries, or the fee will be refunded with the return of the certificate. Read more
All issued certificates are guaranteed to be accepted around the world. ACMA is not responsible for shipping fees if a rejection occurs. Certificate must be returned to receive a refund.
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 Cosmetic Regulation and any future changes ahead of when they occur. ACMA issues the following certificates:
- Certificate of Free Sale (CFS)
- Good Manufacturing Certificate (GMP)
- Bovine Free Certificate (BSE)
- Transmissible Free Certificate (TSE)
All ACMA certificates are issued and apostilled or authenticated based upon the destination country. The price to obtain a certificate with an Apostille for any Hague convention participating country is $150.00. The price is slightly higher for certificates destined for non participating countries.
ACMA Certificate Verification
ACMA Certificates are widely recognized by the international cosmetic industry.To verify authenticity,
Foreign officials may enter a certificate number below:
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.