Cosmetics Design-Europe on proposed changes to EU cosmetics regs:

Current EU cosmetics legislation will be amended forcing manufacturers to tighten safety assessment procedures while simplifying certain existing regulations.

With particular emphasis on requirements related to product safety, the latest proposals are an attempt to update and simplify the current EU regulatory system, which was originally laid down in 1976.

The European Commission is expected to announce the proposed changes in February, when the political process will begin with the new rules likely to come into force in 2009.

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