As 9th market within Europe (turnover) and 7th largest exporter of the EU, Belgium is an important player. Our country benefits of favorable conditions for the activities of this industry and this throughout the whole value chain. Belgium is indeed a chemical cluster of world level and therefor the ideal test market for cosmetics. Known for its climate of innovation, Belgium also imposes a strict regulatory framework complying with the European directives.
In the first chapter, the cosmetics sector is presented and a few Belgian assets are highlighted. 12 Belgian success stories make out the 2nd part of the publication. The third chapter lists (non-exhaustively) companies active in one of the for product categories of this sector: ‘toiletries’, ‘skin & hair care’, ‘decorative cosmetics’ and ‘fragances & perfumes’.
Date of publication: September 2016