Cosmetics Regulations Guidelines published and notified to WTO by Nick Boley
July 25, 2013, 09:08
Filed under: Cosmetics, EU Information, EU Regulation/Legislation | Tags:

The EU has notified the World Trade Organisation (WTO) of the publication of the guidelines to the revised Annex I of the Cosmetics Regulations (1223/2009/EC). The Annex and associated guidelines came into force on 11 July and are aimed at helping companies understand their obligations under Annex I.

The guidelines highlight the need to state the exact qualitative and quantitative composition of any cosmetic product, as well as listing the physico-chemical properties of the product, being made available in the EU market. This requires manufacturers and/or importers to ensure that, where necessary, products are subject to high quality, accurate analysis to ensure this information is provided. This includes information on the purity of ingredients and using the correct nomenclature for each ingredient. Packaging is also covered, with respect to the migration of substances from packaging to give unintended contaminants in the product, and these need also be determined.

Overall, these guidelines provide comprehensive and detailed information on the requirements, including quite specifically the measurement requirements, covering cosmetic products now.


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