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Free sales certificates (FSC) offer you the possibility to ensure your product’s credibility on the breakthrough to some markets, especially exporting into the third world countries. EU cosmetic companies exporting to third countries are often asked to provide a Certificate of Free Sale (CFS) as part as their export dossier. This certificate is a declaration attesting that the product intended to be imported is compliant with the EU Cosmetic Products Regulation and may therefore be freely sold across the EU. The EU Cosmetic Products Regulation came into force on 11 July 2013 and is a safety-based regulation. It regulates the production, labelling and import of cosmetic products; its main objective is the safeguarding of human health. Since many years Certificates of Free Sale provided by EU companies have been accepted by third countries. A CFS is also regarded as a “Certificate of Manufacture” or a “Health or “Safety Certificate by certain non-EU countries.
What information does a CFS contain?
• The most important basic information is a statement that the product(s) may be freely sold across the EU. This allows the product to circulate freely within the EU single market.
• A statement that the product complies with the EU Cosmetic Products Regulation (EC/1223/2009) is normally included. It is not necessary to attach the formulation to a CFS because the statement of compliance implies that the formulation complies with the regulation (source: Cosmetics Europe - Certificate of free sale for cosmetics in the European Union; February 2014).
Free sales certificated can be provided by our company after the end of the whole procedure of notifying a product on the European market.
Many cosmetic companies’ now days are eager to not just sell in the local supermarkets or boutiques but also to start selling in the pharmacies. Customers are becoming more informed and if the cosmetic products are supported with opinions from experts like dermatologists, pharmacists etc., the credibility of products raises incredibly. We as a company don’t perform this certificate ourselves, but we can help you on the way to obtain it.
The CAF is similar to the TAC, but in this case the whole clinical study is made under the supervision of experts like dermatologists, pharmacists etc. We as a company don’t perform this certificate ourselves, but we can help you on the way to obtain it.
COSMOS (COSMetic Organic Standard) is a Europe-wide private standard that was developed by five charters members:
• BDIH (Germany)
• Cosmebio (France)
• Ecocert Greenlife SAS (France)
• ICEA (Italy)
• Soil Association (Great Britain) (source: http://www.ecocert.com/en/cosmos).
The purpose of developing this certificate is mainly in supporting the environment with providing natural raw materials in cosmetic, provision of the production and manufacturing process to comply with the ecologic standards and above all – to make a cosmetic safe for use to people and the environment with the exclusion of very harmful chemicals. Different kinds of certificates are written below. We offer full assistance with the formation of manufactory, commerce etc. on behalf of the written certificates. Beside the certificates you also have added links to their web sides.
ECOCERT was the very first certification body to develop standards for "natural and organic cosmetics". Introduced in 2003, the specification was drawn up in conjunction with all stakeholders in the value chain, i.e. experts, suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, consumers and development organisations. ECOCERT currently supports and guides more than 1,000 companies through their certification processes (source: http://www.ecocert.com/en/natural-and-organic-cosmetics).
Only products that meet the strict standards of the guidelines are able to display the BDIH "Certified Natural Cosmetics" seal. Both the criteria and those manufacturers who have submitted their products for certification are listed here (source: http://www.kontrollierte-naturkosmetik.de/e/index_e.htm).
Soil Association Certification offers a huge range of organic and sustainable certification schemes across food, farming, catering, health and beauty, textiles and forestry which are recognised and trusted by consumers and businesses around the world. Soil Association Certification is the wholly owned subsidiary of the Soil Association and actively works to grow the market in our sectors and support sustainable business (source: https://www.soilassociation.org/certification/who-we-are/).
ICEA, Environmental and Ethical Certification Institute, is a Consortium that control and certifies companies that carry out their activities in respect of people and nature, defending workers dignity and rights of consumers. ICEA certifications cover Food (organic food production and organic aquaculture) Non-Food, (organic cosmetics and detergents, ecological textile, ecologic furnishing, materials for eco-building, sustainable management of green areas, certification SA8000).
GMP refers to the Good Manufacturing Practice Regulations. GMP certification is granted to manufacturing or service systems of organisations to certify that they engage with good manufacturing practices in their manufacturing or service processes, according to a Standard Code of Practice related to their business. What does GMP cover? GMP regulations address issues including:
• Record Keeping
• Equipment Verification
• Personnel Qualifications
• Process Validation
• Complaint Handling
• Cleanliness (source: http://www.globalgroup.net/certification/good-manufacturing-practice-gmp-certification/#what-is-gmp).
ISO 9001:2015 sets out the criteria for a quality management system and is the only standard in the family that can be certified to (although this is not a requirement). It can be used by any organization, large or small, regardless of its field of activity. In fact, there are over one million companies and organizations in over 170 countries certified to ISO 9001. This standard is based on a number of quality management principles including a strong customer focus, the motivation and implication of top management, the process approach and continual improvement. These principles are explained in more detail in the pdf Quality Management Principles. Using ISO 9001:2015 helps ensure that customers get consistent, good quality products and services, which in turn brings many business benefits (source: http://www.iso.org/iso/home/standards/management-standards/iso_9000.htm).
MEDICAL DEVICE STANDARD - ISO 13485:2016
ISO 13485:2016 specifies requirements for a quality management system where an organization needs to demonstrate its ability to provide medical devices and related services that consistently meet customer and applicable regulatory requirements. Such organizations can be involved in one or more stages of the life-cycle, including design and development, production, storage and distribution, installation, or servicing of a medical device and design and development or provision of associated activities (e.g. technical support). ISO 13485:2016 can also be used by suppliers or external parties that provide product, including quality management system-related services to such organizations.
Kosher is a Hebrew word that means proper or fit and Halal is an Arabic word that means permissible. Kosher and halal are mainly associated with the food of Muslims and Jewish people. Though kosher and halal are food laws, it also has great significance in other rituals that they both follow in their life, such as cosmetics. We offer full assistance with gaining these 2 certificates but we don’t issue them ourselves.
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