The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association of New Zealand (CTFA) is the incorporated body representing cosmetic, toiletry and fragrance businesses in New Zealand.
It is an independent non-profit, non-collusive organisation that plays a major role in determining the direction of the cosmetic industry.
The association was formed in 1972 by a core group of companies who were manufacturing most of their products in New Zealand at the time. Prime objectives then were to present a united front and to lobby government in the interests of member companies. While these objectives remain, the restructuring of the New Zealand economy over the past two decades has seen an expanded focus by the CTFA.
Our industry has changed dramatically. Today, worldwide consolidation has meant much of New Zealand’s requirements are imported. Company mergers and acquisitions have altered the landscape, while niche marketing and contract manufacturing have also contributed to the change. Additionally, we now have an increasing number of New Zealand companies exporting their products to markets around the world.
Issues like HSNO, new regulations and harmonisation, will have considerable influence on the future direction of our industry. The CTFA plays a major role in determining that direction.