WRITTEN QUESTION No. 706/96 by Gianni TAMINO to the Commission. Failure by Italy to transpose the Directive on cosmetic products
Official Journal C 217 , 26/07/1996 P. 0098
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WRITTEN QUESTION E-0706/96 by Gianni Tamino (V) to the Commission (26 March 1996)
Subject: Failure by Italy to transpose the Directive on cosmetic products
Law No 52 of 6 February 1996 empowers the Italian Government to transpose Directive 93/35/EEC ((OJ L 151, 23.6.1993, p. 32. )) on cosmetic products by 25 February 1997.
Article 3 of the Directive stipulates that Member States must adopt the laws necessary for compliance by 14 June 1995.
Is the Commission aware of the above facts?
What steps will it take to make Italy transpose the Directive?
Article 29, second paragraph, of the above-mentioned Italian law lays down an obligation to observe the provisions and time-limits set out in Article 1(3) of Directive 93/35/EEC where animal experiments are concerned. What is the Comission's view on that point?
Answer given by Mrs Bonino on behalf of the Commission (8 May 1996)
In a letter dated 29 February 1996 the Italian Government provided the Commission with the official communication of Law No 57/1996 which empowers the above-mentioned Government to transpose Directive 93/35/EEC on cosmetic products by 25 February 1997.
In compliance with its obligations under Article 155 of the EC Treaty, the Commission brought an infringement procedure against Italy for failure to transpose the directive under consideration and duly notified the Italian government in October 1995. This procedure will be shelved once the Directive has been transposed into the Italian legal order.
The Italian Law mentioned by the Honourable Member mandates the Italian Government to transpose Article 3 of the Directive in question into the Italian legal order within the appropriate time limit.