Cosmetic products: New web portal
Monday 16 January 2012
The European Commission has launched a new web portal that lists all cosmetic products which have recently arrived on the European market. The new Cosmetic Products Notification Portal (CPNP), which is already available in all 23 languages of the European Union, provides a simple interface allowing the cosmetic industry to submit information on a new product. In line with regulation 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and Council, this procedure will become obligatory from 11 July 2013 onwards. The aim of the Portal is to reduce the administrative burden on the cosmetics industry, and allow poison centres to survey the market and react swiftly in case of a problem.