EU - CPNP Requirements

Legislation in EU

The EU cosmetic regulation (EC No. 1223/2009) applies to the 27 EU countries, plus Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein (EEA), requiring compliance for cosmetics sold within these regions. Post-Brexit, Great Britain follows its own cosmetics regulation, while Northern Ireland continues under EU law.

How to submit CPNP in EU?


The European Union (EU) cosmetic regulation mandates the presence of a European Responsible Person (RP). The RP ensures that cosmetic products marketed in the EU comply with the established regulations and requirements. They must establish themselves in the EU and fulfill various legal obligations, including maintaining records and being available to the competent authorities.

The European Commission establishes the EU cosmetics regulation as a set of standards and laws to ensure the safety and quality of cosmetic products sold in the European market. This regulation is mandatory and applies to all cosmetic products marketed in the EU.

Manufacturers of cosmetic products marketed in Europe must ensure that their products meet a series of requirements, including: not causing harm to human health, providing a clear and legible label in the language of the country where they are marketed, and adhering to the safety and quality guidelines established by the European Commission.

Manufacturers and distributors of cosmetic products have the responsibility to ensure that their products comply with European regulations. Additionally, EU member states are obligated to oversee the market and take action in case of non-compliance.

Regulatory non-compliance by manufacturers or distributors with European regulations can result in sanctions, including fines, withdrawal of products from the market, and even legal actions by affected consumers. Additionally, the company’s reputation may suffer, and customers may be lost due to failure to comply with established safety and quality standards.

As soon as you have CPNP notifications, product information file (PIF) and the corresponding distributor,they must designate the responsable person of the products by written mandate. After this moment, the products can be marketed in EU.

The product information file (PIF) has an expiry date of 10 years. After that, if the product continues in the market, the responsible party must conduct a new evaluation to update it.

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