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ISO 22716 Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)

ISO 22716 Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)

What is ISO 22716 Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)?

It is perfumes & cosmetics good manufacturing practices. Perfumes & cosmetics Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) is one of the pillars of the New European Regulation for Cosmetics. This regulation sets very high requirements to ensure consumers’ safety. Among these new legal requirements, all cosmetics products circulating onto the European Market will have to be produced according to the Cosmetics Good Manufacturing Practices described by the ISO 22716 standard. All participants in the cosmetics products chain, European and non-European, are concerned. Ingredients producers, products final assembler, distributors and importers/exporters, all actors are involved and new responsibilities have been defined.

Is it mandatory in UAE for Perfumes & Cosmetics industry?

As per new rules, GMP certification for perfumes & cosmetics industry is mandatory and GMP certificate is a mandatory requirement for product registration with Dubai Municipality & ESMA.

What are the Perfumes & Cosmetics Good Manufacturing Practices and ISO 22716 certification?

Perfumes & Cosmetics Good Manufacturing Practices are a set of hands-on advice, operational rules and organizational guidelines especially focused on human, technical and administrative factors affecting product quality. The objective of the GMP is to define the activities which lead to the final product corresponding to the expected specifications, and therefore product safety.

ISO 22716 is the standard describing the Perfumes & Cosmetics Good Manufacturing Practices. It has been written in collaboration with perfumes & cosmetics industry professionals and promotes best-in-class methods. The scope of ISO 22716 is not only limited to production activities but also includes control, storage and expedition.


Why implement Perfumes & Cosmetics Good Manufacturing Practices, now?


  • Validate the conformity of your Management System with the new legal requirements
  • Prepare and facilitate legal inspections by Health Authorities
  • Demonstrate to your stakeholders (retailers, product traders, importers…) that your processes and facilities are in conformity with GMP
  • Inspire consumers’ confidence
  • Ensure access to your markets (in Europe and Worldwide)
  • Enhance operating efficiency and competitive market appeal
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