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Consumers (13-01-2012)

EU citizens to benefit from the new Cosmetic Products Notification Portal (CPNP)

Brussels, 11 January 2012 - Today, the European Commission launched a new web portal for cosmetic products - the Cosmetic Products Notification Portal (CPNP). The Portal will be a one stop shop for the cosmetic industry to submit information about the products placed on the EU market. This is of critical importance to poison centres so that they can react quickly to help callers in case of poisoning and to national authorities for better market surveillance. The Portal will also reduce the administrative burden for the industry.

EU Commissioner for Health and Consumers, John Dalli said "Thanks to this Portal, EU citizens will benefit from more rapid and appropriate medical treatment in case of incidents and more effective market surveillance on the cosmetic products they use on a daily basis. In addition, the industry will see its administrative burden significantly reduced. This is all good news."

The CPNP is the result of two years of intense cooperation between the Commission, the national competent authorities, the poison centres and the industry. It introduces a simple interface for the cosmetic industry to submit information on the products placed on the market and it is available in all EU official languages.

From 11 July 2013, the use of CPNP will be mandatory.

Background

The new Cosmetics Regulation1 was adopted in 2009 and is currently in the implementation phase. It replaces the current Cosmetics Directive2 and will become fully applicable on 11 July 2013.

This Regulation brings a robust and state of the art legal framework, which strengthens the safety of cosmetic products, streamlines the framework for all actors, and simplifies procedures, thus creating a true internal market of cosmetic products.

For more information: http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/sectors/cosmetics/index_en.htm

 

1Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 November 2009 on cosmetic products, OJ L 342, 22.12.2009, p. 59-209.

2Council Directive 76/768/EEC of 27 July 1976 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to cosmetic products, OJ L 262, 27.9.1976, p. 169-200.