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The 3rd European CMR Regulation notified to the WTO

Le 3e Règlement CMR européen notifié à l'OMC

The European Union transmitted to the WTO a draft Regulation aimed at banning or regulating substances classified as CMR by Regulation 2020/217 (14th ATP to CLP), published in February 2020. On the programme: 12 new entries in Annex II (prohibited substances) of Cosmetics Regulation 1223/2009, and two amendments to Annex III (restricted substances), to add Titanium dioxide and modify the restrictions on Salicylic acid.

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Notification Date

12 November 2020

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Title of the notified document

Draft Commission Regulation amending and correcting Annex II and amending Annexes III, IV and VI to Regulation (EC) No.1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products


The draft measure is required to enact the prohibition to use as cosmetic ingredients substances classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic for reproduction (CMR) by Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/217, which has been adopted based on the CLP Regulation and will apply from 1 October 2021. The adoption of this draft Regulation is, therefore, needed to reflect in the Cosmetics Regulation the new CMRs classification provided by Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/217, in order to ensure legal certainty and a high level of protection of human health


Protection of human health and safety

The text of the future regulation


  1. Regulation (EC) No.1272/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council provides for a harmonised classification of substances as carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic for reproduction (CMR) based on an opinion prepared by the Committee for Risk Assessment of the European Chemicals Agency. The substances are classified as CMR substances of category 1A, CMR substances of …

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