Importing cosmetics into Europe, instructions.
Protecting our consumers is essential to us, which is why we only offer products that meet European standards. What are these standards and the tests to which all cosmetics must be subjected? Explanations below!
1 / Registration in the country of origin
The cosmetic product must first be registered with the country's Ministry of Health (Morocco in this case), as well as with country's “organic” certification offices, such as TUV Certification Maroc or Sygma Certification Maroc. Nevertheless, these certifications are often only valid on site.
2 / Realization of the PIF
Any product sold in Europe must have a PIF (Product information file), usually carried out via a European laboratory who will test the products, their components, their conformity with European standards.
It is also necessary to have a " reference person ", a natural or legal person who will vouch for this product if a user were to encounter a problem. Laboratories generally provide this service.
The problem is that these tests are expensive and long to perform.
Few Moroccan brands choose to make them, which makes them impossible to import into Europe legally.
3 / Product registration at CPNP
Once the PIF has been carried out, any cosmetic product must be nnotified to the European Commission at the CPNP (Cosmetic Products Notification Portal), which lists all cosmetic products on the European market.
The competent authorities use this information to analyze and monitor the market, and product composition is also available to Anti-Poison centers.
4 / Organic certification
Finally, the last step for placing on the European market is to contact the local organic certification bodies, such as Ecocert, Cosmecert and Qualité France, in order to obtain the corresponding label for Europe.