This Guide has been developed by Cosmetics Europe to assist its members and other industry partners to further clarify respective roles and responsibilities for ensuring compliance with the new Cosmetics Regulation. Where appropriate, the Guide offers practical guidance for the implementation of certain provisions of the Cosmetics Regulation, including the necessary collaboration that needs to take place between distributors and responsible persons.
This Questions and Answers document provides information on the Certificate of Free Sale practice in the EU. It is also aimed at clarifying that in the EU the country of origin of the CFS may be different from the country of manufacture.
The European cosmetics industry recognises the importance of responsible advertising and marketing communication, being essential means of informing consumers about characteristics and qualities of the cosmetic products.