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Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors, Inc.
ICMAD is an international trade association of independent cosmetic manufacturers and distributors, plus suppliers of services and components to the cosmetic industry.
Founded in 1974 by 8 companies, ICMAD has grown to almost 650 companies, from the U.S. and many foreign countries. Approximately 95% of members are entrepreneurs of small businesses. ICMAD offers unique and essential services to the small cosmetic entrepreneur.
The Mission Statement
To represent, educate and foster the growth and profitability of entrepreneurial
companies in the cosmetic and personal care industries worldwide.
Seven Ways ICMAD Makes You Stronger
Protect, preserve and promote the principles of initiative and innovation
in the cosmetic industry.
Strengthen the voice of the entrepreneurial cosmetic company with the FDA,
Congress, state legislatures, the media and consumer groups.
Provide a forum and network for the exchange of ideas, problems and
opportunities between members.
Present and explain the laws and regulations of the FDA and federal and
state agencies that govern the cosmetic industry.
Utilize the experience and "know how" of cosmetic entrepreneurs and
executives to communicate the marketing, technical, legal, legislative,
economic and educational issues facing the industry.
Ensure compliance with regulations by instituting the first cosmetics Code
of Ethics for member companies.
Cooperate and work with other associations and agencies in furthering
the welfare and image of the cosmetic industry.
Visit ICMAD's Home Page on the Internet: http://www.icmad.org
For information on how to become a member of ICMAD:
Request an application by E-mail: PICMAD@aol.com (please list your mailing address, we cannot E-mail the application)
Call our 800 number and ask for an application for membership - 1-800-33-ICMAD (42623).
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