Wednesday, February 20, 2013Cosmetics glossary

Manufacturer

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A "manufacturer" 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, a manufacturer is "any natural or legal person who manufactures a cosmetic product or has such a product designed or manufactured, and markets that cosmetic product under his name or trademark."

The manufacturer is the responsible person:
• if established within the Community, for a cosmetic product manufactured within the Community, and not subsequently exported and imported back into the Community,
• if established within the Community and designated by the manufacturer, by written mandate, accepted in writing. This written mandate is mandatory where, for a cosmetic product manufactured within the Community, and not subsequently exported and imported back into the Community, the manufacturer is established outside the Community.

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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