Regulatory Affairs Directorate
Market Surveillance Directorate
Notification of Products
The use of the Cosmetic Products Notification Portal (CPNP) has become mandatory, for manufacturers, importers, and in certain cases, distributors, of cosmetic products, as from 11 July 2013.
CPNP is a free of charge online notification system created for the implementation of Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products. When a product has been notified in the CPNP there is no need for any further notification at national level in the European Union. Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 (Article 13) requires that the responsible persons and, under certain circumstances, the distributors of cosmetic products submit through the CPNP some information about the products they place or make available on the European market.
The CPNP is making this information available electronically to the Competent Authorities (for the purposes of market surveillance, market analysis, evaluation and consumer information) and to the Poison Centres or similar bodies established by Member States (for the purposes of medical treatment). The CPNP is accessible to Competent Authorities, European Poison Centres, cosmetic products responsible persons and distributors of cosmetic products.
The CPNP also contains a separate module (Article 16) to be used by responsible persons to submit some specific information about cosmetic products containing nanomaterials. This notification has to be done in addition to the notification under Article 13. If the European Commission has concerns regarding the safety of a nanomaterial, it may request the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety to perform a risk assessment.
Further information on CPNP can be found in the following links:
- User manual for all CPNP users - Cosmetic Products Notification Portal (CPNP) Article 13: http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/sectors/cosmetics/files/pdf/cpnp_user_manual_en.pdf
- CPNP User Manual for the Notification of Cosmetic Products Containing Nanomaterials: http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/sectors/cosmetics/files/pdf/cpnp_16_user_manual_en.pdf
- Frequently Asked Questions section: https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/cpnp/faq/?event=faq.show
- Tutorial to request CPNP access: https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/cpnp/public/tutorial.cfm