Category: Regulation Updates

Russia Updates Its Cosmetics Regulations

Russia Updates Its Cosmetics Regulations

| September 19, 2012

Russia has scrapped its Sanitary Government Registration (SGR) as part of an overhaul of the regulations surrounding cosmetic imports; the registration used to confirm that imported products conformed to the sanitary requirements of the Single Customs Union (Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan). A Declaration of Conformity to Technical Regulations (DOC TR) – which places responsibility for [...]

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Cosmetic Products Notification Portal

Cosmetic Products Notification Portal

| January 28, 2012

The CPNP is the online notification system created for the implementation of Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products. This Regulation requires that the responsible persons and, under certain circumstances, the distributors of cosmetic products submit through the CPNP some information about the products they place or [...]

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Colipa Changes Its Name

Colipa Changes Its Name

| January 26, 2012

The European Cosmetics Association, formerly named “Colipa”, will now be called “Cosmetics Europe – The Personal Care Association”. The association has been representing European cosmetic companies and national associations for fifty years . . .

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Food Regulations Impact Essential Oils

Food Regulations Impact Essential Oils

| December 29, 2011

In the last few years several new European Regulations and Directives have been adopted or announced in relation to flavours and fragrances. As essential oils and extracts are very important ingredients for flavouring and fragrance applications, these new regulations will have a major impact on trade and use in commerce of these essential oils and [...]

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Reform of Section 12(1) of the Medicines Act 1968 and Aromatherapy Practice

Reform of Section 12(1) of the Medicines Act 1968 and Aromatherapy Practice

| August 26, 2009

Section 12(1) of the Medicines Act 1968 is commonly referred to as the ‘herbalists exemption’ and permits unlicensed herbal remedies to be made up and supplied by a practitioner to meet the needs of an individual patient following a one-to-one consultation. Although it may come as a surprise to some therapists, aromatherapy falls within the [...]

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