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