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The Cosmetic Products Enforcement Regulations 2013

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6.—(1) It is the duty of the enforcement authority to enforce the EU Cosmetics Regulation and these Regulations, and carry out market surveillance activities under Article 22 (in-market control) of the EU Cosmetics Regulation.

(2) An enforcement authority in England or Wales shall have the power to investigate and prosecute an alleged contravention of any obligations imposed by the EU Cosmetics Regulation and these Regulations which was committed outside its area in any part of England and Wales.

(3) An enforcement authority in Northern Ireland shall have the power to investigate and prosecute an alleged contravention of any obligations imposed by the EU Cosmetics Regulation and these Regulations which was committed outside its area in any part of Northern Ireland.

(4) An enforcement authority in Scotland shall have the power to investigate an alleged contravention of any obligations imposed by the EU Cosmetics Regulation and these Regulations which was committed outside its area in any part of Scotland.

(5) Nothing in these Regulations authorises an enforcement authority or competent authority to bring proceedings in Scotland for an offence.

F21972 c. 68; Section 2(2) was amended by section 27 Legislative and Regulatory Reform Act 2006 (c. 51) and Schedule 1, Part 1 of the European Union (Amendment) Act 2008 (c. 7). Paragraph 1A of Schedule 2 was inserted by section 28 of the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Act 2006 (c. 51) and amended by Government of Wales Act 2006 (Consequential Modifications and Transitional Provisions) Order 2007/1388 Schedule 1 paragraph 1 (May 25, 2007 immediately after the end of the initial period as specified in 2006 c. 32 section 161(5)) and Schedule 1, Part 1 of the European Union (Amendment) Act 2008 (c. 7).

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