Creating a Comprehensive Cosmetic Product Information File (PIF) for EU Market Compliance
Before placing a cosmetic product on the market, the responsible person must submit the following information electronically to the Commission:
a) the category of the cosmetic product and its name or names enabling its specific identification;
b) the name of the responsible person and the address where the product information folder is easily accessible;
c) country of origin in case of import;
d) the Member State in which the given cosmetic product is placed on the market;
e) contact details of a natural person who can be contacted if necessary;
f) the presence of substances in the form of nanomaterials and:
i) their identification, including the chemical name (IUPAC) and other descriptors in accordance with point 2 of the preamble to Annexes II to VI to this regulation;
ii) rationally foreseeable conditions of exposure;
g) name and number of the Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) or EC number of substances classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic for reproduction (CMR) category 1A or 1B according to part 3 of Annex VI to Regulation (EC) no. 1272/2008;
h) framework composition that will enable timely and adequate medical treatment in case of difficulties.
Compliance and Notification Requirements for Cosmetics: EU Market Regulations Explained
When placing a cosmetic product on the market, the responsible person shall notify the Commission of the original label and, if it is sufficiently legible, a photograph of the relevant packaging.
A distributor who makes available in a Member State a cosmetic product that is already on the market in another Member State and on his own initiative translates any information from the label of this product in order to comply with national legislation, shall submit the following information electronically to the Commission:
(a) the category of the cosmetic product, the name in the Member State of dispatch and the name in the Member State in which the product is made available to enable its specific identification;
b) the Member State where the cosmetic product becomes accessible to consumers;
c) his name and address;
d) the name and address of the responsible person and the address where the product information folder is easily accessible.
Should any information change, the accountable person or distributor will promptly update it.