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Cooperation at EU level

The Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC requires that Member Stats of the European Union ensure that the competent authorities "cooperate in areas where such cooperation is necessary to the smooth application of this Directive". The area identified to bolster Member States administrative cooperation is market surveillance.

Market Surveillance

Member States are responsible for the surveillance of their market. To that end, they should cooperate and exchange information.

In order to allow a smooth cooperation, a guidance document on administrative cooperation in the area of market Surveillance of Cosmetic products pdf - 45 KB [45 KB] was drafted.

PEMSAC- The Platform of European Market Surveillance Authorities for Cosmetics

The market surveillance authorities of all Member States established the Platform of European Market Surveillance Authorities for Cosmetics, PEMSAC.

The aim of this network is, in particular, to facilitate cooperation by:

  • Coordinating activities,
  • Exchanging information,
  • Developing and implementing joint projects,
  • Exchanging expertise and best practices in the field of cosmetics market surveillance.

The members of PEMSAC are the representatives of market surveillance authorities of all the Member States and they meet twice a year in plenary and in two technical groups dealing with market surveillance and analytical methods.

Market Surveillance activities of Member States

National campaign on black henna tattoos which can cause serious health injuries

In the framework of the Platform of European Market Surveillance Authorities for Cosmetics, PEMSAC, Member States decided to launch in parallel National campaigns of information regarding black henna tattoos which can cause serious health injuries.

Hyperlinks to National website where this campaign can be found:

Austria

Belgium [1]

Bulgaria

Czech Republic

Cyprus

Denmark

Estonia

Germany

Finland

France

Greece

Hungary

Latvia

Lithuania

Malta

Netherlands

Norway

Portugal

Romania

Slovenia

Slovakia [2]

Spain

Sweden

 

National Authorities Contacts

EU Member States contacts

Belgie / Belgique / Belgium

България / Bulgaria

Ceska Republika / Czech Republic

Danmark / Denmark

Deutschland / Germany

Eesti / Estonia

Ελλάδα / Greece

España / Spain

France

Ireland / Eire

Italia / Italy

Kypros / Kibris / Cyprus

Latvija / Latvia

Lietuva / Lithuania

Luxembourg

Malta

Magyarorzag / Hungary

Nederland / Netherlands

Österreich / Austria

Polska / Poland

Portugal

Romania

Slovenija / Slovenia

Slovenska Republika / Slovakia

Suomi / Finland

Sverige / Sweden

United Kingdom

 

EFTA / EEA States contacts

Norge / Norway

Iceland

Lichtenstein

Schweiz / Suisse / Switzerland

 

[1] Search "henna" or see menu 'ma santé', 'produits de consommation', 'cosmétiques', 'henné'

[2] Sear also on Slovakian Regional Public Health Authorities' websites: www.ruvzmi.sk, www.szuba.sk, www.ruvzzh.sk, www.ruvztt.sk, www.slovanet.sk/ruvzhe, www.ruvzpo.sk, www.ruvzzvolen.sk, www.ruvzke.sk, www.ruvzds.sk, www.ruvztv.sk, www.ruvzpd.sk, www.ruvzse.sk, www.ruvznz.sk, www.ruvzsk.sk, www.ruvzca.sk, www.vzbb.sk, www.ruvzsn.sk, www.ruvzlm.sk, www.ruvurv.sk

Last update: 13/07/2010 | Top