Liabilities of distributors
A distributor is responsible when placing on the market a cosmetic product under their own name or trademark or if modifying a product which is already on the market by impacting its compliance with applicable requirements. A translation of information on a cosmetic product which is already on the market is not considered a change in compliance.
The distributor must ensure that:
- the cosmetic product is labelled accordingly;
- all language-related requirements are met;
- the minimum expiry date of the cosmetic product has not passed;
- storage and transport conditions do not threaten its compliance, and that serious adverse effects of the cosmetic product are being reported on.