Benefits of becoming a member
The Cosmetic, Toiletry & Perfumery Association (CTPA) represents all types of company involved in the UK cosmetics industry. With the support of its members, the CTPA has cemented its role as the industry’s authoritative, public voice and its commentary is widely regarded as credible by government, European and international stakeholders and the media alike.
Members include brand owners, manufacturers, distributors, ingredient suppliers, contract laboratories and retailers. All sizes of company can benefit from the CTPA advice from small, medium, large to multi-national companies supplying the UK market.
Confidential one-to-one guidance from experienced regulatory, scientific and technical staff ensures that your specific company questions can be answered in relation to EU and main market requirements worldwide. 24/7 access to the members’ intranet provides a wealth of information to help busy regulatory and technical departments find the latest update on issues or search key reference documents.
Communicating the safety and efficacy of the industry’s products is a foundation stone of the CTPA’s work and providing factual information to consumers and the media through a dedicated consumer website, www.thefactsabout.co.uk, is an essential part of this. Your customer care, marketing and brand ambassadors can all benefit from using this user-friendly tool.
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Changes to European Cosmetic Laws – 11 July 2013
11 July 2013 saw full implementation of the new EU Cosmetics Regulation ((EC) No. 1223/2009), the cosmetic legislation framework in Europe. The Cosmetics Regulation replaces the EC Cosmetics Directive (76/768/EEC). The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association (CTPA) has kept its members fully informed of the new requirements of the new EC Cosmetics Regulation, which streamlines and modernises the legislation in place for cosmetics and personal care products across Europe. New requirements for central notification, revised safety assessment reports, revised labelling, new obligations on the distribution chain and monitoring and reporting of SUEs are amongst the key provisions of the new Regulation.
The CTPA has worked closely with Cosmetics Europe, the European personal care association to provide industry guidance on implementation of the new EC Cosmetics Regulation. For an overview of the main requirements see our How are cosmetics regulated? section and our 'at a glance summary' of the changes.