Comparative Study on Cosmetics Legislation in the EU and Other Principal Markets with Special Attention to so-called Borderline Products REF: 457

Under Lot 3 of the DG Enterprise Impact Assessment Framework, RPA conducted a review of the impacts of the Cosmetics Directive upon the industry.

The objective of this study was to analyse the impact on the everyday operation of the cosmetics industry in Europe, focusing on the costs incurred in complying with the Directive and the effects that these have on company operations.

The study also assessed the impacts of a limited number of (the most important) potential changes to the Directive set out in the public Commission Consultation Document.