I have been contacted by a constituent who runs a cosmetics business. Her contract manufacturer has informed her that a new EC law will be passed, which will require all existing health and beauty products to be re-registered through an EU IT portal as of July 2012.
My constituent tells me that cosmetic products in the UK already conform to EU legislation in terms of product testing, ingredients and labelling. She feels that the new law is no more stringent than the existing ones and appears to be simply adding another layer of bureaucracy, which will only increase product development costs, especially for start-up companies.
Can the Commission explain:
Why it has introduced these additional registration requirements?
What additional planned compulsory requirements it intends to place upon cosmetics manufacturers and distributors at EU level?