The new directive will act as an extra layer of legislation on top of REACH and CLP and aims to ensure that consumers’ health is protected and that they are well informed by monitoring the labelling of products.
It is set to see the simplifying of procedures and streamlining terminology and strengthening of certain elements of the regulatory framework for cosmetics, such as in-market control, with a view to ensuring a high level of protection of human health.
Conference to address this area
To ensure compliance, industry professionals will need to be prepared for the increased responsibility that this regulation imposes and requirements for all cosmetics placed on the market from the 11th of July.
"As July fast approaches and new regulation is set to replace the Cosmetics Directive 76/768, you must be ready to comply with new requirements for all cosmetic products placed on the EU market.
In this instance the market researcher believes that although very complex and lengthy, the Directive is relatively straightforward if it is summarised, explained properly and put into context.
"The object of this symposium is to do just that in thorough but simple terms. You will learn how the Regulation evolved from the 1976 EU Cosmetics Directive and how to understand and comply with it."
On the agenda..
This conference will be most helpful to cosmetic companies selling or thinking of selling their own or others cosmetics in Europe, particularly if importing them from outside the EU. This includes those responsible for marketing, sales, quality control, product development as well as regulatory affairs.
Topics to be addressed include gaining a detailed overview of EU cosmetics regulations, ensuring that any cosmetics already being sold in the EU are legal, understanding what defines a cosmetic, and the ramifications of those that do not fall under this area.
Other areas to be looked will include, labelling requirements - establishing what is required and what goes where, the responsibilities of importers or distributors of cosmetics, establishing what documentation is required to market cosmetics both in the UK and EU,and finally gaining a basic understanding of the main differences between legislation in the EU and the rest of the world.