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Regulatory Matters

Regulatory Matters is a 100% Australian owned and operated Regulatory Affairs consulting business with over 20 years experience. We specialise in Regulatory and Technical advice for markets including Australia, New Zealand, Europe, United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Russia, Middle East, South Africa, Korea, Brazil, Mexico, and ASEAN Countries.

Our Areas of Expertise Include

Cosmetics & Personal Care
Cosmetic Export Compliance
Food Regulations
Complimentary Medicines

We are one of the Leading Food and Cosmetic Regulatory Consulting Firms in Australia

When launching a new product in the Australian market, you will need to ensure that all relevant legislation and guidelines are followed. This is important both for the safety of your consumers and for the longevity of your business.

Why our Regulatory Consulting Services are Different

It is our aim to provide a safe environment for Australian consumers, and to provide all businesses with the tools to meet their business aims. As such, we make it easy to find out more information while you are producing your product.


Our regulatory affairs consultants are experts in their field of regulation, whether that be laws surrounding cosmetic ingredients, or health and safety regulations in the food industry.

One of the most Professional and Economical regulatory affairs consulting companies - How we can save you $$$

Our initial discussion is free of charge. Here, we will talk about your product and gain as much insight as possible into the space you will fill. After identifying your product’s exact specifications, we will be able to provide targeted information.


We will then provide you with an initial review of the ingredients within your products, followed by a review and list of changes required to your labelling and/or marketing claims. Often this is sufficient to meet compliance, however if additional steps are required we can outline the process and costs associated to complete your project.


Whether you require a cosmetic regulatory affairs consultant, one who specialises in the food industry, or an expert in complementary medicine, we will be able to support you.


After our regulatory consulting firm’s initial review, you will be in a much better position to make an informed decision about the direction and viability of your project.

Contact our food and cosmetic consultants for more information

To find out more, or to book your initial consultation, please do not hesitate to contact our regulatory affairs consultants. We will be more than happy to schedule an appointment at a time that suits you, to help you develop a product that accords with all legislation.

Developing an innovative new product and preparing to launch it upon a national or international market will expose you and your business to a raft of regulations, especially so if your product is based upon food (FSANZ), complimentary medicine (TGA) or cosmetics. Coming to terms with regulations in Australia may be hard enough, but if you have designs on appealing to a wider, global marketplace you will have to ensure compliance with legislation in other countries, too. 


The cosmetics industry is a fast changing and ever-growing sector, with a world-wide market of around $500 billion in 2020, predicted to be in excess of $830 billion by 2030 and with online marketing, including social media it is easy for manufacturers and producers of cosmetics to reach potential customers around the world. Cosmetics can broadly be defined as products that are applied to the human body for cleansing, beautifying, promoting attractiveness or otherwise altering appearance and include items such as soaps, shampoos, make up, nail polish and moisturisers. Strict regulations are in place to ensure the quality, safety and efficacy of cosmetics and in Australia this is under the jurisdiction of AICIS (Australian Industrial Chemicals Introduction Scheme), previous known as NICNAS (National Industrial Chemicals and Assessment Scheme).


Cosmetic ingredient regulations are a means of control to ensure the safety of a product; further cosmetic legislation is in place to ensure manufacturing processes are safe and rules pertaining to labelling and advertising give customers the sure knowledge that the product really does what it is claimed to do, in a trusted and safe manner.


Falling short of the required cosmetic product regulations and cosmetic labelling requirements could be disastrous for your business but to ensure that you are fully compliant you should contact us here at Regulatory Matters, the leading firm of regulatory consultants in Australia. Our team of highly specialised consultants can lead you towards full compliance not just in Australia but in many other lucrative markets including Europe, USA, Canada, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Mexico, Brazil, South Africa, Russia, the Middle East and Asia (ASEAN). As of yet there are few internationally agreed regulations for cosmetics, and for example, to reach the European market you will need to fulfil EU cosmetic directive regulations, and similarly, to sell in the US you will need to meet the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and MoCRA (Modernisation of Cosmetic Regulations Act) rules and regulations. 


With an in depth and up to date knowledge of all legislation and regulations in all the major international markets, Regulatory Matters can help you safely navigate the minefield of red tape and bureaucracy that you will undoubtedly encounter as you try to establish and effectively promote your cosmetic products. Our initial consultation with you is free, and subsequently we will review your ingredients, process and efficacy to ensure that your product is ready for the market. Often, all requirements are met, but should you fall short we will advise and lead you forward to compliance.


Our service is professionally executed and is designed to save you time, effort and critically, be a value for money service, that you simply cannot do without.


Regulatory Matters is a long-established firm of regulatory consultants based here in Australia but deals with clients and organisations across the globe. Whilst we have specialists in the food industry, whose role it is, is to protect consumers and clients by ensuring all appropriate food regulations in Australia are met we also provide a far-reaching service for manufacturers of cosmetics who have their eye on foreign markets.


Around the world, many of the leading markets such as USA, Asia, Russia and Europe all have differing requirements when a new cosmetic product is to be offered for sale and the volume of cosmetic legislation that may be encountered is staggering. At Regulatory Matters, we have an in depth knowledge of cosmetic product regulations in all of these areas and are perfectly positioned to ensure that you are fully compliant should you want to meet EU cosmetic compliance cosmetic labelling requirements in Brazil or Russia or fulfilling all Asian and EU cosmetic regulations. And in the USA our team of global experts can help you navigate through the MoCRA regulations (which come under the detailed FDA cosmetic regulations) to ensure that your product has the maximum opportunity of having the success that you have worked towards.


Regulatory Matters have a proven track record of providing our clients with a professional, cost-effective service that ultimately can save time and money – and the bureaucratic headaches associated with the ever-changing legislation surrounding the foods and cosmetics industry.


Contact us today for your free initial consultation.