Wednesday, February 20, 2013Cosmetics glossary

Importer

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An "importer" of a cosmetic product is precisely defined in the Cosmetics Regulation (Regulation 1223/2009 – implemented in full on 11 July 2013).

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After the Article 2 of the Cosmetics Regulation , an importer is "any natural or legal person established within the Community, who places a cosmetic product from a third country on the Community market."

The importer is the responsible person:
• for an imported cosmetic product he places on the market.
The importer may, by written mandate, designate a person established within the Community as the responsible person who shall accept in writing.

Also see
• The Responsible person sheet , in the Cosmetic glossary
• The Cosmetics Regulation: The Responsible Person article, in The Cosmetics Regulation file, on Pro Section.

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