Statement by Fragrance Creators Association on Funding to Support Implementation of the Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act

Fragrance Creators Association (FCA) and CEO Farah K. Ahmed issue the following statement on funding to support the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) implementation of the Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act (MoCRA):

"We are pleased to note the allocation of $7 million for MoCRA implementation within the minibus package signed into law by President Biden last weekend. This allocation signifies a dedication to aiding the FDA in the transition towards a modernized cosmetics regulatory framework, a process extending beyond 2024.

"In its fiscal year 2025 (FY25) budget request, released on March 11, the FDA has requested $8 million for MoCRA implementation. Following the passage of the remaining fiscal year 2024 appropriations bills, we urge Congress to prioritize sound science, safety, and innovation by appropriating at least $8 million for FY25.

"Fragrance plays an important role in cosmetics and personal care products; products that nurture skin health and hygiene and empower self-expression. That is why FCA has consistently advocated for an adequately funded cosmetics program that will support responsible fragrance industry innovation that can improve the experience of our nation’s diverse consumer demographic, uphold safety, and advance environmental sustainability.” 


Fragrance Creators Association is the trade association representing the majority of fragrance manufacturing in North America. We also represent fragrance-related interests along the value chain. Fragrance Creators' member companies are diverse, including large, medium, and small-sized companies that create, manufacture, and use fragrances and scents for home care, personal care, home design, fine fragrance, and industrial and institutional products, as well as those that supply fragrance ingredients, including natural extracts and other raw materials that are used in perfumery and fragrance mixtures. Fragrance Creators established and administers the Congressional Fragrance Caucus, ensuring ongoing dialogue with members of Congress and staff. Fragrance Creators also produces The Fragrance Conservatory, the comprehensive digital resource for high-quality information about fragrance— Learn more about Fragrance Creators at—for people, perfume, and the planet.

Source: Fragrance Creators Association