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Portal Notifications (CPNP)

The Cosmetic Product Notification Portal (CPNP) is an online notification system created for the implementation of Regulation (EC) No.1223/2009. The Regulation requires the Responsible Person for that Cosmetic Product to submit information about the products they place or make available on the European Market through the CPNP. Completion of this notification provides each product with its own unique identifier (CPNP number) which can be used during communication with European Authorities during formal discussions.

Each product requires its own notification but shade variants of the same base products can be grouped within the overall product notification. The notification can be completed in draft which is a means of informing the European Authorities that the product is in the process of being made compliant. This draft notification, while useful, is not sufficient for the product to be made available on the European market.

The notification requirement under the Regulation is fulfilled only when the product is ‘fully’ notified on the CPNP. The product should not be fully notified prior to the completion of other key regulatory steps including CPSR creation and PIF compilation.

In order to complete a full product notification the following information must be uploaded to the CPNP:

  • Product Name
  • Country of Origin
  • Product Form and Function
  • Formulation (Frame formulation, Ranges or Exact Percentage)
  • Product Packaging Artwork

Many bodies may request the CPNP number of your products during the process of selling a product. They are typically asking for this as way of proof that the product is fully compliant with the Cosmetic Regulation. You may be asked for your CPNP numbers by:

  • Retailers
  • Distributors
  • Importers
  • Regulatory partners

Despite having the CPNP number these persons will be unable to access the product information on the CPNP. This can only be accessed electronically by:

  • Competent Authorities
  • Poison Centres or similar bodies established by EU Countries
  • Members of the public (In a controlled manner)

It is very important that the CPNP notifications be carried out exactly as per the guidelines set down by the European Competent Authorities as this notification is the first port of call for all information in an emergency.

Please contact us if you have any questions about CPNP notifications.

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