Tuesday, February 26, 2013Cosmetics glossary

Placing on the market

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Making available on the market 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, placing on the market means "the first making available of a cosmetic product on the Community market."

Not to be confused with making available on the market, which means "any supply of a cosmetic product for distribution, consumption or use on the Community market in the course of a commercial activity, whether in return for payment or free of charge ".

The "making available on the market" concerns mainly manufacturers or importers, while the "placing on the market" is relevant for distributors, wholesalers or retailers.

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