CPNP stands for “Cosmetics Products Notification Portal”. This is a portal for the online notification of cosmetic products in accordance with Cosmetics Regulation no. 1223/2009. Prior to market launch, CPNP notification is mandatory for all cosmetic products, and has been since 11 July 2013.
Depending on who submits the notification for a cosmetic product, the information required can differ (see article 13 of the cosmetics regulations).
In this event, the CPNP notification must contain the following information:
In the event that a distributor makes a cosmetic product already on the market in one member state available in another member state and translates the labeling of this product in order to comply with national regulations, they must include the following information in their CPNP notification:
In the case where the product was placed on the market before 11 July 2013, but is no longer on the market and the distributor has decided to re-introduce it, the distributor must submit the following information to the Responsible Person:
Note: all updates must be submitted without delay by the Responsible Person through the CPNP portal.
Some of the information submitted through the CPNP portal is immediately made available to the competent authorities. They can then consult it to monitor and analyze the market, assess products and inform consumers.
Some of the information contained in the CPNP notification may also be made available to poison control centres or similar organisations in one or more member states for medical purposes only.
Finally, any commercial information about the cosmetic products contained in the CPNP notification that is deemed confidential by the company, is only accessible to the Responsible Person or to the distributor who entered this data into the CPNP system.
It’s very simple. Just follow the instructions in the online CPNP tutorial, then submit your CPNP notification: