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The Government response sets out the government’s position on the UK’s Cosmetic Products Enforcement Regulations 2013 which relate to European Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 on Cosmetic Products. This applies to cosmetic products that are made available on the EU market after 11 July 2013. It ensures that these products are made safe for consumers before they are placed on the market. The key measures concern new enforcement powers, offences and penalties for breaches of the Regulation by businesses.
The UK Regulations were laid in Parliament on 19 June 2013 and took effect in the UK on 11 July 2013.
Seeks views on the draft Cosmetic Products Enforcement Regulations 2013, which will enforce Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009 on Cosmetic Products.
The regulations apply to all cosmetic products that are made available on the EU Market after 11 July 2013. The draft regulations create enforcement powers, offences and penalties within the UK, as required by the EU regulation.
The offences, penalties and enforcement provisions of these draft regulations are broadly similar to Cosmetic Products (Safety) Regulations 2008, which they replace, and the Consumer Protection Act 1987. However, it has been necessary to expand the offences and penalties to reflect the slightly broader scope of the offences in the EU regulation.