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How European Cosmetics Legislation influences Regulatory Frameworks World-wide

New article written by Annelie Struessmann

The EU implemented a new regulatory framework for cosmetics, which clarified and extended a modular approach taken from the earlier directive and at the same time changed the legal procedure to direct validity over all Member States. Regulatory modules, including the safety assessment, notification, GMP, substance regulation, cosmetovigilance, etc., can be easily transferred into other countries’ legislation, which is wanted in view of more harmonized international requirements. It has successfully happened with the highest acceptance worldwide accounting to the element of substance regulation.

H&PC Today, Vol. 9(5), September/October 2014


Regulatory Affairs


Regulatory Affairs

Comparing Israel’s Draft Pharmacists’ Regulations (Cosmetics) 2012-5773 & Regulation (EC) 1223/2009 on Cosmetic Products of the European Union

Workshop postponed to a date in 2015

The EU's Cosmetics Regulation represents a model framework for many national legislators worldwide, where they either adopt certain of the modules or the structure of the Regulation in full, respectively of the predecessor legislation, the Cosmetics Directive. This applies as well to the new Pharmacists’ Regulations (Cosmetics) 2012-5773 of Israel. CONUSBAT’s workshop will focus on the EU’s regulatory modules of importance in this context, depict the specific provisions and explain how to approach compliance.

Organisation: Bioforum - We will inform about date and location as soon as available


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Regulatory Affairs

Meeting the CLP Deadline of June 1, 2015

CONUSBAT performs all services towards compliance with the re-classification deadline of June 1, 2015 and possesses 'Proof of Expertise' according to §5 (ChemProhReg/Chem VerbotsV).

The European Union’s adaptation of the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) is Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008 (CLP) on classification, labeling and packaging of substances and mixtures which entered into force on January 20, 2009. Since December 1, 2010, CLP applied to all substances and a new deadline comes up on June 1, 2015. This is the day when the classification rules from CLP will become fully applicable for chemical mixtures. Also effective on June 1, 2015, the old Directives 67/548/EEC and 1999/45/EC will be repealed. All suppliers of cosmetic ingredients will have to comply with the CLP classification rules for their products.


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After the ‘ICIS Surfactants Conference’ in Berlin

CONUSBAT on 'Surfactants in Cosmetic Products'

While key areas for surfactant application are detergents & household cleaners, most cosmetics contain surfactants as well, using their various functions. However, for cosmetics as well the biggest surfactant consumption applies to the cleaning function used mainly in personal care products.

Surfactants, as all ingredients for cosmetic products, have to comply with REACH & CLP. Therefore, we wish to remind about the upcoming deadlines for re-classification of mixtures under CLP (2015) and for the final registration under REACH (2018).