EU Responsible Person Cosmetics

Are you planning to sell your cosmetics in the EU ?

Since July 11, 2013, to sell cosmetics in Europe, an EU Responsible Person (with
offices in EU) is legally mandatory (Regulation EC No 1223/2009). It indeed requires a Responsible Person (RP), established within the European Union to be designated for each cosmetic product marketed within the European territory. The role of the Responsible Person (often also called an EU Legal Representative or the EU Legal Representation), is to ensure continued product compliance with cosmetics
regulations and safety regarding human health.

What is an EU Cosmetics Responsible Person?

As defined in Article 4 of Regulation EC No 1223/2009, a Responsible Person is a legal or natural person who ensures the compliance of each cosmetic product in the EU market with relevant obligations as set forth in this Regulation. It can be the manufacturer (if based in the EU), the importer, the distributor or a third party
located in the EU who has been designated by a written mandate.

Obligations EU Responsible Person

The Responsible Person is in charge of ensuring that cosmetic products marketed in the European Union comply with Regulation EC No 1223/2009. Among the numerous obligations, the Responsible Person for a cosmetic product must ensure:

In addition to ensuring compliance with the requirements, the Responsible Person, in some EU member states, must demonstrate that it
has the expertise and the financial resources to carry out its duties.

EU Responsible Person, Biorius’s Expertise

Founded in 2008 and serving in the role of Responsible Person for more than 500 brands (and more than 20,000 products), Biorius has acquired in-depth expertise from local authorities within each EU member state. With a team of more than 50 multicultural experts, Biorius has the ability
to address all potential questions from these local authorities. We have the expertise and resources at Biorius. We can effectively fulfill this role
for your cosmetics company.

As Responsible Person Within the European Union, Biorius:

The Responsible Person is in charge of ensuring that cosmetic products marketed in the European Union comply with Regulation EC No 1223/2009. Among the numerous obligations, the Responsible Person for a cosmetic product must ensure:

Your cosmetics brand has the option of using the Biorius name and address on its labels. This means that Biorius is designated as a contact for local authorities who, in the event of a regulatory inspection or consumer complaint, would have us handle the case on your behalf.

It is important to note that being a Responsible Person implies many responsibilities and is an important and delicate matter that should not be taken lightly.

The United Kingdom – Brexit and Cosmetics Compliance:

As of January 31, 2020, the United Kingdom is officially no longer part of the European Union.

Any company marketing or wishing to market cosmetic products in the United Kingdom, therefore, needs to designate a Responsible Person located in the UK.

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As specialists in cosmetic Regulations for more than 15 years, Biorius offers a reliable turnkey solution for placing cosmetic products in various markets:

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