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Liechtenstein Cosmetic Product Registration

COSMETIC REGISTRATION IN LIECHTENSTEIN

Regulatory Authority

You don’t need to go through a specific registration process in Liechtenstein. Instead, compliance with the EU Cosmetics Regulation ensures the product can be freely marketed and sold within the EEA, including Liechtenstein.

Link for Regulatory Authority

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/

Local Regulation

EU Cosmetics Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009.

Who can Register?

Responsible Person” must be designated for the cosmetic product within the EEA. This individual can be the manufacturer, importer, or any legal entity established within the EEA.

Data to be Communicated

Product Information File

  • A description of the cosmetic product which enables the product information file to be attributed to the cosmetic product.  
  • The cosmetic product safety report referred to in Article 10(1)  
  • A description of the method of manufacturing and a statement on compliance with good manufacturing practices are referred to in Article 8  
  • Proof of the stated claim for the cosmetic product, where justified by the type of effect of the cosmetic product.  
  • Data on any animal research conducted by the manufacturer, his agents, or suppliers connected with the development or safety evaluation of the cosmetic product or its constituents. 

Notification

  • The category of cosmetic product and its name or names, enabling its specific identification 
  • The name and address of the responsible person where the product information file is made readily accessible. 
  • The country of origin in the case of import 
  • The Member State where the cosmetic product is to be placed on the market. 
  • The contact details of a physical person who must be contacted in the case of necessity.
  • The presence of substances in the form of nanomaterials and
  • Their identification includes the IUPAC name and other descriptors that are specified in point 2 of the Preamble to Annexes II to VI  
  • The reasonably foreseeable exposure conditions
  • The name and the CAS or EC number of substances classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic, or toxic for reproduction (CMR), of category 1A or 1B, under Part 3 of Annex VI 
  • The frame formulation allows for prompt and appropriate medical treatment in the event of difficulties.

Process to Register Cosmetic Product

Responsible Person

  • Only cosmetic products for which a legal or natural person is designated within the Community as ‘responsible person’ shall be placed on the market.
  • For each cosmetic product placed on the market, the responsible person shall ensure compliance with the relevant obligations set out in this Regulation.
  • For a cosmetic product manufactured within the Community, and not subsequently exported and imported back into the Community, the manufacturer established within the Community shall be the responsible person.
  • The manufacturer may designate, by written mandate, a person established within the Community as the responsible person who shall accept in writing.
  • Where, for a cosmetic product manufactured within the Community, and not subsequently exported and imported back into the Community, the manufacturer is established outside the Community, he shall designate, by written mandate, a person established within the Community as the responsible person who shall accept in writing.
  • For an imported cosmetic product, each importer shall be the responsible person for the specific cosmetic product he places on the market.
  • The importer may, by written mandate, designate a person established within the Community as the responsible person who shall accept in writing.
  • The distributor shall be the responsible person where he places a cosmetic product on the market under his name or trademark or modifies a product already placed on the market in such a way that compliance with the applicable requirements may be affected.
  • The translation of information relating to a cosmetic product already placed on the market shall not be considered as a modification of that product of such a nature that compliance with the applicable requirements of this Regulation may be affected.

Timeframe and Fees

  • The CPNP notification process is generally free. 
  • The specific timeframe for processing the notification varies depending on the product’s complexity and completeness of the information submitted.  

Additional Information

Cosmetic product made available on the market shall be safe for human health when used under normal or reasonably foreseeable conditions of use, taking account of the following:

  • Presentation including conformity with Directive 87/357/EEC;
  • Labelling;
  • Instructions for use and disposal;
  • Any other indication or information provided by the responsible person
  • The manufacture of cosmetic products shall comply with good manufacturing practice

Compliance with good manufacturing practice shall be presumed where the manufacture is in accordance with the relevant harmonized standards. Sampling and analysis of cosmetic products shall be performed in a reliable and reproducible manner.