The Polish Union of The Cosmetics Industry
The Polish Union of the Cosmetics Industry, as the only organisation in Poland, represents and supports the strategic goals of entrepreneurs exclusively in the cosmetics industry. For over 21 years it has been an active voice of the sector in the lawmaking process. It collaborates effectively with Polish and European administrative institutions on a daily basis, and together with the member companies it creates and implements solutions that help develop the Polish cosmetics market, which today is in 5th place in the European Union.
The Union is part of Cosmetics Europe – the European industry organisation and the Lewiatan Confederation – the most influential organisation of employers in Poland. It is also involved in activities that build the sector’s position abroad by helping promote the export of Polish cosmetics, build partnerships and, together with partners, remove barriers to international trade. The organisation also acts as a platform for sharing knowledge – it educates and trains companies, improving the quality of the entire sector. For 17 years, it has also been running the social project Foundation for a More Beautiful Life.
The Union brings together nearly 260 businesses, including cosmetics producers and distributors, laboratories, consulting companies and teaching centres, as well as their industry partners – suppliers of packaging and raw materials. It unites and works on behalf of startups, small family businesses, as well as large international corporations and major Polish cosmetics companies, which work together effectively in an atmosphere of mutual respect and trust, while maintaining all rules of competition.
Areas of export support
The Union is an organization of cosmetics sector companies operating in Poland. By representing member businesses, we aid in constructive and worthwhile communication with the government.
Since 2011, we have been setting developmental directions for Polish cosmetics exporters. We work closely with the government and all partners responsible for the implementation of tasks related to the promotion of the Polish economy (PARP, PAIH, MR) and all global trade fair institutions related to cosmetics – Cosmoprof Bologna, Cosmoprof Hong Kong and Beauty Middle East Dubai.
We train, inform, and inspire Polish entrepreneurs to undertake export activities. The Union is also the organizer of two editions of the International Cosmetic Forum conference. It is a place of discussion and inspiration concerning interesting export markets for the sector.
In addition, from a legal point of view, we deal with the removal of regulatory barriers that hinder the export of cosmetics from Poland to other countries. We cooperate with the Ministry of Economic Development, Labour and Technology by reporting barriers to the cosmetics industry in export to MAAC and TBT. We operate in Cosmetics Europe working groups that pertain to the removal of legislative barriers.
As part of our activities, we issue Free Sale Certificates to/for our members.