Extension of temporary relief for customs duties and VAT on goods needed to combat Covid-19
30 October 2020
The Customs Department would like to inform you that the European Commission decided to prolong,...
Following the French decision based relative to cosmetic products to provisionally restrict the use of diethylene glycol monobutyl ether (DEGBE) and ethylene glycol monobutyl ether (EGBE) in cosmetic products, the SCCP was consulted.
It was concluded that "Based on the information provided that the use of DEGBE as a solvent in hair dye formulations at a concentration up to 9.0% does not pose a risk to the health of the consumer. The opinion relates to the direct application to the hair/scalp".
On EGBE it was concluded that: "Based on the information provided the use of EGBE as a solvent at a concentration up to 4.0% in oxidative hair dye formulations and up to 2.0% in non-oxidative hair dye formulations, does not pose a risk to the health of the consumer. The opinion relates to the direct application to the hair/scalp."
The Commission is considering fixing limits regarding the possible use of these substances in hair dyes, except when they are used under the form of sprays, which use would be banned.
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