ATC Affiliations

To ensure that the ATC is always up to speed with any changes that may impact our industry, we have affiliations and associations with a very wide range of organisations. We regularly attend meetings and stay in touch with these organisations so that we are in a position to act instantly and decisively when the need arises. And this need has arisen many, many times since 1993.

As well as the important role we play as Advertising Code Administrators, we also have a close association and act as advisors to Trading Standards. We act as the first point of contact for Trading Standards Officers providing advice on essential oil and aromatherapy products labelling and regulatory control.

Herbal Registration Forum

ATC are members of the Herbal Registration Forum which meets quarterly to discuss matters of mutual interest to the Herbal Medicines community. The Herbal Forum members comprise of:

  • Aromatherapy Trade Council
  • Ayurvedic Trade Association
  • British Herbal Medicine Association
  • College of Practitioners of Phytotherapy
  • Chinese Medicine Association of Suppliers
  • Council for Responsible Nutrition
  • European Herbal & Traditional Medicine Practitioners Association
  • Health Food Manufacturers’ Association
  • The Health Food Institute
  • Natural Medicine Manufacturers’ Association
  • Proprietary Association of Great Britain
  • Small Growers & Producers Group
  • Trade Association of Producers & Suppliers of Ayurvedic Products from India

We also have close working links with the following personal care and essential oil Industry trade associations:

  • Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association
  • British Essential Oil Association
  • European Federation for Essential oil

And through them connection with:

  • International Fragrance Association
  • Cosmetics Europe, the European Personal Care Trade Association
  • International Association for Soaps, Detergents and Maintenance Products
  • International Federation of Essential Oils and Aroma

ATC also has close working links with the following aromatherapy professional associations:

  • Aromatherapy Council
  • International Federation of Aromatherapists
  • International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists
  • The specialist awarding body for Vocational Training in Hairdressing and Beauty

Parliamentary group for integrated health care