Key Roles and Responsiblities

Key Roles

  • Promote a responsible self-regulatory environment.
  • Focus on issues and activities important to Members by providing scientific strength and a credible co-ordinated voice to Government, the Media and key Stakeholders.
  • Create the most favourable economic and regulatory operating environment by advocating best practice and accountability.
  • Align and optimise South Africa with global regulatory standards.
  • Enhance the value of the association to Members by addressing their local/international needs in an efficient manner.
  • Promote social responsibility through the activities of the Look Good Feel Better programme.

What We Do

Through effective industry and government consultation the CTFA can assist, advise and be responsible for industry self-regulation, by:-
  • Bringing together cosmetic manufacturers, contract packers, importers, distributors, raw material suppliers and packaging companies in South Africa, in order to promote collaboration, common goals and understanding within the membership;
  • Representing the industry in dealings with government and other authorities;
  • Agreeing on regulations and standards to the benefit of the industry and the safety of consumers;
  • Advocating international harmonisation and recognition;
  • Improving trading and manufacturing conditions for the industry, both locally and in the export market;
  • Being perceived by members as being a positive and proactive association that represents industry viewpoints and stimulates business development;
  • Ensuring members are kept up-dated and well informed about technical matters and key issues;
  • Providing a forum for members to network, collaborate and work together for the benefit of the industry, thereby building a secure, progressive and viable industry;
  • Providing ongoing communication to members of the association regarding work that is relevant to their business and the South African cosmetic industry in general;
  • Providing members with advice and assistance in crisis situations.


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