EU Responsible Person

European Union Regulation 1223/2009 has been governing cosmetic items  since July 2013. EU Responsible Person must be identified for cosmetic items sold in the European Union market. As a result, as stated in Articles 4 and 5 of the Cosmetic Regulation, the first step is to select a responsible person for your cosmetic products.

Who can be a Cosmetic EU Responsible Person?

Only cosmetic products in which a legal or natural person is determined as the “responsible person” within the Community will be placed on the market. (Cosmetic Products Regulation No. 1223/2009, Article 4.1). Any legal or natural person living in the EU can be a responsible person (RP). However, the RP is usually one of the following:

  • Cosmetics manufacturer situated in the European Union and the United Kingdom.
  • Importer,
  • Distributor
  • A third party or company that formally takes this function.

As a result, if the manufacturer is based in the EU, they typically operate as the EU Responsible Person. Manufacturers of cosmetics from outside the EU, on the other hand, are unable to serve as the RP.

The EU Responsible Person is in charge of ensuring that all duties linked to the product’s statutory conformity are met prior to its entry into the European Market, as well as acting as a point of contact for cosmetovigilance in Europe for the cosmetic product for which it is responsible.

When a cosmetic product is put on the market, the responsible person must preserve a product information file (PIF) for it for ten years. It is accessible and up-to-date in case of a national market surveillance authority examination. Electronic notification is required for all cosmetic items. Furthermore, every cosmetic product containing nanomaterials must provide a high level of human health protection. New labeling requirements were also implemented. It states that a product can only be sold if the container and package contain all required information.

Greenovation provides complete scientific and regulatory support to cosmetics companies in order to ensure compliance with current legislation. We make the legal requirements simple and easy to grasp by acting as your partner of choice as a responsible person efficiently.

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