Use and Labeling of Nanomaterials in the EU


On July 11, 2013, European Cosmetics Regulation EC No. 1223/2009 will be fully enforced across the Member States of the European Union (EU). This regulation is directly applicable and does not require national implementation, unlike the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC that it replaces. As explained in the March 2013 edition of this column, the main purpose of the regulation is unchanged: to provide high level protection to human health and a single-functioning internal European market for goods and services.

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