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By Dawn M. Turner :-

EC Regulation 1223/2009 on cosmetics


The objective of Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 November 2009 is to establish standards for cosmetic products that are available on the market. Compliance to these standards help ensure the functioning of the internal market, but more importantly, a high-level of protection for the health and safety of citizens of the European Union.

Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 supersedes previous Directives that applied to cosmetic manufacturers. All member states are required to abide by the guidelines set by the Regulation as of its effective date.

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Is the Standard ISO 22715 on Cosmetic Packaging legally binding?

There is a need to maintain a certain level of standards in regards to the manufacturing and packaging of many products that are used in the home or for business. The ISO 22715 standardizes the packaging of cosmetics on a world-wide scale.

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