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 - 2013
Are you ready for the changes to the cosmetic legislation framework in Europe which will be fully implemented by July 2013? Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association (CTPA) members have been kept fully informed of the new requirements of the new EC Cosmetics Regulation 2009.
Replacing the existing EC Cosmetics Directive (76/768/EEC), the new EU Cosmetics Regulation will streamline and modernise 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 is working 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.
The CTPA is planning to hold a one day seminar on 10 June 2013 aimed at distributors, retailers, shops and salons supplying cosmetic products in EU.