Monday, October 11, 2021European Commission

Inception consultation on the revision of Cosmetics Regulation

Consultation initiale sur la révision du Règlement Cosmétiques

On 4 October 2021, the European Commission launched a first consultation to assess the impacts of the upcoming revision of the Cosmetics Regulation 1223/2009. The proposal under consideration includes the extension of the generic approach to risk management to endocrine disruptors, the reallocation of the tasks of the SCCS to ECHA, the revision of the definition of nanomaterials and digital labelling. It is open until 1 November 2021.

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Context

The European Green Deal sets a high ambition for a toxic-free environment leading to zero pollution. The Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability (CSS) adopted on 14 October 2020 outlines the Commission’s strategy for the sustainable and safe use of chemicals. The objectives of the Strategy are to better protect citizens and the environment against hazardous chemicals and encourage innovation for the development of safe and sustainable alternatives.
To this end, the CSS includes an institutional commitment of the Commission to present a new legislative proposal to amend the Cosmetic Products Regulation (Regulation (EC) No.1223/2009).
The Cosmetic Products Regulation will be subject to a targeted revision, alongside other chemicals legislation including the REACH Regulation and CLP Regulation. The purpose of this impact assessment is to review some of the provisions of the Cosmetic Products Regulation in light of the objectives of the CSS.

Problem the initiative aims to tackle

The Cosmetic Products Regulation applies to all cosmetic products made available on the EU market, in order to ensure the functioning of the internal market and to ensure a high level of protection of human health. Recently, as indicated in the CSS, in order to enable green and digital transitions and to …

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