Presentation on theme: "Market Surveillance on Cosmetic Products in Estonia"— Presentation transcript:
1 Market Surveillance on Cosmetic Products in Estonia Natali PrometHealth Protection InspectorateEstonia, Brussels
2 Content of the presentation IntroductionLegislationShort historical noteMarket surveillance (MS) bodiesHealth Protection Inspectorate (HPI) as the Competent Authority, its structureAgreements between HPI, Consumer Protection Board & CustomsMarket of the Cosmetic Products in EstoniaMarket surveillance activitiesResults of MSLaboratory testingRAPEXNotification
3 Estonia in brief Population: 1 356 000 Area: 45 227 km² Coastline: 3794 kmCapital: TallinnRegions: 15 countiesBorders: 633 km total339 km with Latvia and294 km with RussiaDistance from Tallinn to Helsinki: 85km; to Riga: 307km; to St.Petersburg: 395km; to Stockholm: 405kmEstonia stretches 350 km from east to west and 240 km from north to south
4 LegislationThe “Cosmetics Directive” 76/768/EEC is transposed into Estonian national legislation by 2 Regulations:Government Regulation No. 259 “Requirements for cosmetic products and their handling” based on the Public Health Act ( )Regulation of the minister of the Social Affairs No. 32 “Rules for Labelling of Cosmetic Products”* based on the Trading Act ( )*The previous regulations on labelling of Cosmetic Products was since
5 Short historical note (1): Period from to – pre-market control:When the Public Health Act ( ) came into forceall imported and domestically produced cosmeticproducts were checked and registered in the HPI beforeplacing on the market. Pre-market control existed until
6 Short historical note (2): Period from the second half of 2000 and until pre-market and in-market control existed at the same time :Real in-market surveillance on cosmetic productsstarted in the second half of the year Toorganise market surveillance more effectively thecooperation agreement between HPI and ConsumerProtection Board have been signed on
7 Short historical note (3): Period from and up to now – in-market surveillancePeriod from and up to now – in-market surveillance + notification
8 Cooperation agreements: the cooperation agreement between HPI and Consumer Protection Boardthe cooperation agreement between HPI and CustomsThe main item of these agreements is to avoid duplication in market surveillance, cooperate and exchange of information
9 Market surveillance bodies and Competent Authorities in Estonia HPI - under the Ministry of Social Affairssurveillance of cosmetic products at the place of producers/importers and distributorsConsumer Protection Board under the Ministry of Economy and Communicationsurveillance of cosmetic products at the place of retailers
10 Competent Authorities: Health Protection Inspectorate (Dir.76/768/EEC Art.7a(1) and (4); Dir.95/17/EC Art.10)Chemical Notification Centre (Dir.76/768/EEC Art.7(3))(publication , OJ C 278, pages 2,9 )
12 Health Protection System Main fields of activities:Epidemiology and infectious diseases;Surveillance on health safety:food safety in retail and catering services;safety and quality of drinking water;safety of mineral water;children hygiene (requirements in schools and kinder gardens);surveillance of noise, vibration and electromagnetic fields in public environment;and also
13 Consumer Goods and Services Surveillance on consumer goods include surveillance on cosmetics, chemicals, biocides, toys and other products under the GPS Directive.Surveillance on services include surveillance of the requirements in hairdressers, manicure-pedicure, beauty services, saunas and pest control services.
14 Working stuff, dealing with the market surveillance of consumer goods and services: Head office – HPI (1 chief specialist)4 regional Health Protection Services (5 chief inspectors) which include 15 county departments (county department inspectors are involved mainly to control services)
15 Market of the Cosmetic Products in Estonia (1) Number of cosmetic products, which were registered in the Health Protection Inspectorate before placing on the Estonian MarketNumber of notified cosmetic products (produced/imported)Years1995 II half199619971998199920002001Until2003 from2004Number of cosmetic products2028452747946643939910263132206486549913157
16 Market of the Cosmetic Products in Estonia (2) Up to new Cosmetic Products are marketed in Estonia per yearAccording to the notification data 2004:13157 Cosmetic Products came from 38 different countries1/3 notified products (4386) are from the third countries (not from the European Community)Estonian producers (5) notified about 36 Cosmetic Products (0,27% of the total number)
17 Market surveillance activities: Pro-active activities: planned control, including target checksRe-active: control on information (Consumer Protection Board, Customs and RAPEX information)Re-active: control on complainsLaboratory testing
20 Main non-compliances: Main deficiencies are on labelling of cosmeticproducts (the label in the national language ismissing, ingredients are not in INCI, the nationallabel covers the ingredients list, minimumdurability (best before...) is not marked, conditionsof use and warnings, which must be printed on thelabel are missing etc.)
21 Laboratory testingSince 2000 have been tested different cosmetic products per yearSingle findings of microbiological contamination of cosmetic products were found in 2002 and 2004 (before accession the EU)HPI laboratory is able to carry out the following tests:determination of formaldehyde, fluoride, DAP, OTD, MTD, PTD, OPD, MPD, PPD, resorcinol, parabens, phenoxyethanols, triclosane in cosmetic products.The implementation of new laboratory methods needs resources and we would like to know the possibilities and costs of testing of the cosmetic products in other EU countries for the further cooperation.
22 RAPEXThe manual for inspectors how to act on RAPEX information's was developed by HPI and implemented onAfter accession the European Union HPI received 97 RAPEX notifications about different products and 17 of them were cosmetic products.Target checks on these information's were organised and fortunately cosmetic products informed were not found on Estonian market.
23 Notification The notification requirement entered into force in 2003 The notification form was established at the beginning of 2003 and was made available on the HPI webpage:HPI received notifications about manufacturing or importing of cosmetic products:in notifications about 5499 cosmetic productsin notifications about cosmetic productsDue to notification system it is better to organize market surveillance and to have a better overview
24 Future development = 3 x “C” CoordinationCooperationCommunication