Europe – EC Notifies WTO of Draft Amendment to Cosmetics Regulation to Prohibit Certain Nanomaterials

The European Commission (EC) notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) on February 11, 2022, of a draft amendment to the Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council regarding the use of certain nanomaterials in cosmetics products. The EC states that the amendment is required to enact the prohibition to use in cosmetic products certain nanomaterials for which the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) identified a basis of concern. The draft amendment would revise Annex II to the Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council (list of substances prohibited in cosmetic products) to implement uniformly within the internal market the prohibition to use the nanomaterials for which a basis of concern has been identified…