CTPA Consultation Responses

Consultations and impact assessments are used by Government and other key stakeholders to gather feedback from interested parties on intended policy changes or new proposals.  CTPA responds to public consultations and impact assessments to explain how new initiatives will impact the UK cosmetics industry.  CTPA provides constructive feedback on how to ensure the objectives of the initiatives are best met whilst maintaining an innovative and responsible UK cosmetics industry.


CTPA Response to the Inception Impact Assessment of the Review of the EU Cosmetic Products Regulation - November 2021

CTPA supports the current robust process ensuring the safety of cosmetic ingredients and products, which is based on a risk-based safety assessment approach.  CTPA also wholeheartedly supports the existing ban of animal testing across the EU and UK and the exemption for finished cosmetic products from the Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) Regulation.  In addition, CTPA promotes the digitalisation of consumer information (i.e. making more information available electronically), as well as the harmonisation of the definition of ‘nanomaterial’ across different industry sectors.  The CTPA response can be downloaded here.

CTPA Response to the Consultation on Reforming the Framework for Better Regulation - October 2021

CTPA is in favour of taking proportionality into account when considering the need for new chemicals legislation.  CTPA fully supports regulation which focusses on managing real and identified risks in a cost-effective manner, to ensure tangible improvements to health or the environment.  The CTPA response can be downloaded here.

The UK Government report following responses to this consultation can be found here.

CTPA Response to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) Draft Guidance on Environmental Claims - July 2021

CTPA welcomes and supports the publication of the CMA guidance on environmental claims, outlining key principles with which environmental claims must comply.  The guidance aims to protect consumers from misleading claims and to protect businesses from unfair.  The CTPA response can be downloaded here.

From this consultation, the CMA published its Green Claims Code.

CTPA Response to the UK Product Safety Legislation Review - May 2021

CTPA supports the current rigorous process ensuring the safety of cosmetic ingredients and products, which is based on a risk-based safety assessment approach.  CTPA identified opportunities to further strengthen the UK Cosmetics Regulation in relation to control of counterfeit products and certain online-retailed products, greater digitalisation of labelling information (i.e. making more information available electronically) and opportunities for reliable consumer education.  The CTPA response can be downloaded here.

The UK Government report following responses to this consultation can be found here.


CTPA Responses to Consultations on UK Environmental Legislation

In the last few years, different departments of the UK Government issued a number of calls for evidence and public consultations to gain feedback on legislative proposals and initiatives concerning environmental matters.  Most of these initiatives fall under the UK Resources and Waste Strategy which seeks to minimise the impact of waste on the environment and promote the drive to a more circular economy in the UK.  CTPA responses to these consultations are listed below

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