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Europe notifies WTO of updated Glossary of cosmetic ingredients

L'Europe notifie à l'OMC une mise à jour du Glossaire des ingrédients cosmétiques

On 6 January 2022, the European Union transmitted to the WTO a draft Decision to update the Glossary of common ingredient names for use in cosmetic products. The first version was published in 2019. This one is expected to be adopted in the second quarter of 2022 and to be applicable 12 months after its publication.

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Notification Date

6 January 2022

Products covered

Cosmetics. Toiletries (ICS 71.100.70)

Title of the notified document

Draft Commission Implementing Decision laying down rules for the application of Regulation (EC) No.1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the glossary of common ingredient names for use in the labelling of cosmetic products.


This draft Commission Decision aims at updating the glossary of common ingredient names for use in cosmetic products, to ensure uniform labelling and facilitate identification of cosmetic ingredients.


Protection of human health or safety

The text of the future Decision


  1. Article 19(1), point (g), of Regulation (EC) No.1223/2009 requires the labelling information on cosmetic products to include a list of ingredients. The ingredients are to be expressed using the common ingredient names set out in a glossary to be compiled and updated by the Commission pursuant to Article 33 of that Regulation.
    The glossary is required to take account of internationally recognised nomenclatures including the International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients (INCI).

  2. Commission Decision 2019/701 set out the glossary of common ingredient names in accordance with Article 33 of Regulation (EC) No.1223/2009. A large number of amendments are to be made to that glossary …

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