The American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine calls on the Ministry of Health to urgently establish a working group engaging the business community’s experts to ensure proper implementation of the Technical Regulation on Сosmetics as well as address industry’s concerns, including double regulation, labeling, safety assessment.
Understanding and sharing the need of implementing sector-specific regulation that strengthens the safety of cosmetics products as well as enhancing the consumer protection and harmonization of Ukrainian cosmetics legislation with corresponding European Union (EU) norms, the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine stresses on the insufficient transition period of the recently adopted Technical Regulation on Cosmetic Products.
According to AmCham member companies, the foreseen transition period of 18 months is not sufficient for the business to comply with the new regulation. In the EU, a transition period of more than 3 years was given to the industry to adapt to the new rules – the Cosmetics Regulation was adopted in 2009 and enforced in 2013.
Significant changes introduced by the Technical Regulation will require actions from both sides: business and regulator. Companies will need to bring all products into compliance with new requirements: change their labels, compile all the information on the product information files, ensure compliance with GPM, notify all their portfolio in the new system. The Ministry of Health will need to develop and introduce additional regulatory documents and guidelines as well as design and launch an electronic notification system to enable cosmetics regulation application.