Study Committees (CEs) are the operational bodies of Brazilian committees. They are technical forums where voluntary standards for the country are developed. Their scopes of operation are restricted to what is pre-approved by ABNT’s Technical Council.
Representatives of universities, institutes, governmental and non-governmental institutions along with producer and consumer companies (products and services) participate on these committees. As they are solely responsible for the technical content quality of the standards they develop, the committees have are charged with periodically reviewing the standards, keeping them updated with their sister international agencies, and adapting them to the technical specifics in Brazil.
CB-57 currently comprises six (6) Study Committees, which mirror the ISO/TC 217 Cosmetics group: