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Monday, February 21, 2022European Commission

Europe notifies WTO of the ban on 12 nanomaterials

L'Europe notifie à l'OMC l'interdiction de 12 nanomatériaux

The European Union has just transmitted to the WTO a draft Regulation aiming at banning 12 cosmetic ingredients in the form of nanomaterials for which the SCCS (Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety) has identified reasons for concern and issued negative Opinions. They will therefore soon join Annex II to Cosmetics Regulation 1223/2009 (prohibited substances).

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Notification Date

11 February 2022

Products covered

Cosmetics; Cosmetics. Toiletries (ICS 71.100.70)

Title of the notified document

Draft Commission Regulation amending Regulation (EC) No.1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the use of the nanomaterials Styrene/Acrylates copolymer, Sodium Styrene/Acrylates copolymer, Copper, Colloidal Copper, Hydroxyapatite, Gold, Colloidal Gold, Gold Thioethylamino Hyaluronic Acid, Acetyl heptapeptide-9 Colloidal gold, Platinum, Colloidal Platinum, Acetyl tetrapeptide-17 Colloidal Platinum in cosmetics products

Content

The draft measure is required to enact the prohibition to use in cosmetic products certain nanomaterials for which the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) identified a basis of concern. Annex II to the Cosmetics Regulation (list of substances prohibited in cosmetic products) should, therefore, be amended to uniformly implement within the internal market the prohibition to use the nanomaterials for which a basis of concern has been identified. The adoption of this draft Regulation is needed to ensure a high level of protection of human health for cosmetic products in the EU.

Objective

Protection of human health or safety

The text of the future regulation

Whereas

  1. Regulation (EC) No.1223/2009 provides that for every cosmetic product that contains nanomaterials, a high level of protection of human health is to be …

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