Cosmetics Europe Says EU’s ‘Radical’ Regulatory Drift Sends Concerning Signal To World
The European Commission plans to launch a public consultation soon on its intention to revise the Cosmetic Products Regulation in line with Green Deal objectives and the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability. Cosmetics Europe is gearing up for a battle to preserve the sector-specific approach embodied in the EU’s “gold standard” cosmetics regulations. Director-General John Chave discusses.
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The European Commission is preparing a legal proposal to revise the Cosmetic Products Regulation in line with Green Deal objectives, including the phasing out of chemicals deemed “most harmful." Cosmetics Europe director-general John Chave discusses the problematic approach, possible impacts, and the bizarre and unintended results it could produce.