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This news section is designed to provide updates on key regulatory, scientific and technical changes in order to stay abreast of issues that could impact the way cosmetic and personal care products are supplied to consumers.

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CTPA 2021 Annual Report Now Online!
CTPA 2021 Annual Report Now Online!

16 May 2022

CTPA is pleased to launch its online Annual Report 2021

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Green Chemistry - Register Now!
Green Chemistry - Register Now!

27 May 2022

Learn about the principles of green chemistry and how they are applied in the cosmetics and personal care industry.

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Alert: Phishing Emails Claiming CTPA B2B List
Alert: Phishing Emails Claiming CTPA B2B List

27 May 2022

We are aware of phishing emails claiming a CTPA B2B list is available to purchase

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What is the GB CLP Regulation and Why is it Relevant for Cosmetics?
What is the GB CLP Regulation and Why is it Relevant for Cosmetics?

23 May 2022

CTPA is holding a webinar to provide companies with an overview of how chemicals and cosmetic ingredients are managed under relevant GB legislation.  The management process of chemicals under the GB CLP Regulation is one of the topics covered by this webinar!

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UK Launches Negotiations with Mexico
UK Launches Negotiations with Mexico

23 May 2022

On 20 May 2022, the UK announced the launch of negotiations on an updated UK-Mexico FTA.

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UK Government Webinars for Using the UKCA Marking
UK Government Webinars for Using the UKCA Marking

20 May 2022

BEIS to host webinar series to guide businesses on the new UK conformity assessment marking (UKCA) in Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

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CTPA Cosmetovigilance Training for non-Members
CTPA Cosmetovigilance Training for non-Members

20 May 2022

In order to upskill companies within the cosmetics industry on this important topic, CTPA is opening its Cosmetovigilance training to non-members of the association.

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UK Government Bill to Bring into Force the UK-Australia and UK-New Zealand FTAs
UK Government Bill to Bring into Force the UK-Australia and UK-New Zealand FTAs

17 May 2022

The UK introduced a Trade Bill which will help bring into force the UK-Australia and UK-New Zealand FTAs.

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CTPA Webinar – UK Chemicals and Cosmetic Ingredients Management
CTPA Webinar – UK Chemicals and Cosmetic Ingredients Management

16 May 2022

With the UK regulatory landscape for chemicals and cosmetic ingredients becoming more defined, CTPA is organising an important webinar to provide companies with an overview of how chemicals and cosmetic ingredients are managed under relevant GB legislation. 

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Do you Know your Obligations for Cosmetovigilance as an RP?
Do you Know your Obligations for Cosmetovigilance as an RP?

10 May 2022

CTPA is intending to run an interactive training on cosmetovigilance and companies’ obligations, for companies that are not members of the association. Please open this public news to register your interest!

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UPDATED – CTPA Public Statement on the Legal Status of BMHCA/'Lilial' in GB
UPDATED – CTPA Public Statement on the Legal Status of BMHCA/'Lilial' in GB

10 May 2022

CTPA issued a public statement in February 2022 to clarify the legal status of BMHCA/'lilial' in GB. The statement has now been updated to reflect the latest developments on this matter.

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UK Product Safety Database Alerts
UK Product Safety Database Alerts

05 May 2022

Update on OPSS product safety alerts and reports of cosmetic products posing a risk to the health and safety of consumers.

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EU Safety Gate Alerts
EU Safety Gate Alerts

05 May 2022

Update on EC product safety alerts and reports of cosmetic products posing a risk to the health and safety of consumers.

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EcoBeauty Score Consortium Update
EcoBeauty Score Consortium Update

04 May 2022

The EcoBeauty Score Consortium has now reached 42 members.

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The UK Prepares for Enhanced Trade Deal with Switzerland
The UK Prepares for Enhanced Trade Deal with Switzerland

03 May 2022

DIT is launching an eight-week consultation on a new UK-Swiss FTA.

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New UK Trade Measures for Ukraine and Russia
New UK Trade Measures for Ukraine and Russia

03 May 2022

On 25 April 2022, the UK announced new trade measures for Ukraine and Russia.

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CTPA Sustainability Hub Revamp!
CTPA Sustainability Hub Revamp!

28 April 2022

CTPA's Sustainability Hub has been made more user-friendly.

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Upcoming Webinar – SME Climate Hub: Net Zero for Small Businesses
Upcoming Webinar – SME Climate Hub: Net Zero for Small Businesses

27 April 2022

The webinar will highlight tools and resources that are available on the SME Climate Hub, as well as identify ways that SMEs can make net zero commitments.

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Do you Know the Differences between a UE and a SUE?
Do you Know the Differences between a UE and a SUE?

26 April 2022

CTPA is intending to run an interactive training on cosmetovigilance and companies’ obligations, for companies that are not members of the association. Please open this news to register your interest!

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Updates to the Submit Cosmetic Product Notification service
Updates to the Submit Cosmetic Product Notification service

13 April 2022

New features expected to be introduced to the notification portal on 20 April 2022

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DIT’s Upcoming Webinars – Doing Business in Europe and China
DIT’s Upcoming Webinars – Doing Business in Europe and China

13 April 2022

Register now to learn more about how to enter the EU and China markets!

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What is Cosmetovigilance and Why is it Important?
What is Cosmetovigilance and Why is it Important?

12 April 2022

CTPA is intending to run an interactive training on cosmetovigilance and companies’ obligations, for companies that are not members of the association. Open this news to register your interest!

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IMPORTANT – Upcoming Updates to Annexes II and III of the UK Cosmetics Regulation and OPSS Survey
IMPORTANT – Upcoming Updates to Annexes II and III of the UK Cosmetics Regulation and OPSS Survey

12 April 2022

Deadlines are now available for the UK ban on lilial and restrictions on other ingredients

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EU Safety Gate Alerts
EU Safety Gate Alerts

11 April 2022

Update on EC product safety alerts and reports of cosmetic products posing a risk to the health and safety of consumers.

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Update on Hand Sanitisers – HSE Derogations End
Update on Hand Sanitisers – HSE Derogations End

11 April 2022

Health and Safety Executive (HSE) end derogations for hand sanitisers put in place during the Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.

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UK Product Safety Database Alerts
UK Product Safety Database Alerts

08 April 2022

Update on OPSS product safety alerts and reports of cosmetic products posing a risk to the health and safety of consumers.

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IMPORTANT – OPSS Call for Data on the Safety of Cosmetic Ingredients with Suspected Endocrine Disrupting Properties
IMPORTANT – OPSS Call for Data on the Safety of Cosmetic Ingredients with Suspected Endocrine Disrupting Properties

06 April 2022

On 5 April 2022, the Office for Product Safety and Standards issued a call for data on the safety of five cosmetic ingredients with suspected endocrine disrupting properties. All interested CTPA members and companies representing the UK cosmetics industry are invited to participate to this call for data.

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British Standards Institution New Guidance on Bringing Products Safely to Market and Corrective Actions
British Standards Institution New Guidance on Bringing Products Safely to Market and Corrective Actions

04 April 2022

Publicly available specifications have been published as part of the BSI Code of Practice, to provide guidance on bringing safe products to market.

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EU Commission launches consultation on the EU Cosmetics Products Regulation
EU Commission launches consultation on the EU Cosmetics Products Regulation

04 April 2022

The consultation will be open until the 21 June 2022

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EU Survey on Certification and Testing Barriers for Export Markets
EU Survey on Certification and Testing Barriers for Export Markets

28 March 2022

DG TRADE launched an anonymous survey available online until 3 April 2022.

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UK Launches Trade Negotiations with Canada
UK Launches Trade Negotiations with Canada

28 March 2022

The UK and Canada launched negotiations on a new FTA on 24 March 2022.

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CTPA Joins EcoBeauty Score Consortium
CTPA Joins EcoBeauty Score Consortium

28 March 2022

CTPA has joined the EcoBeauty Score Consortium as a General Associate Member.

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Recording Now Available: Forum for the Future – Business Transformation Compass Webinar
Recording Now Available: Forum for the Future – Business Transformation Compass Webinar

28 March 2022

A recording of the webinar with Dr Sally Uren, Chief Executive at Forum for the Future, is available in CTPA's Webinar Archive.

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Ukraine
Ukraine

21 March 2022

The following information may be of use to companies looking for ways in which they can offer support.

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Cosmoprof Bologna 2022: Get Ready with DIT Webinar
Cosmoprof Bologna 2022: Get Ready with DIT Webinar

18 March 2022

The pre-event webinar is scheduled on 24 March 2022 at 15:00PM (GMT).

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DIT to Host Webinars on UK Sanctions Against Russia
DIT to Host Webinars on UK Sanctions Against Russia

16 March 2022

On the 17 and 24 March, The Export Control Joint Unit explain the sanctions against Russia

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CMA Review of the Vertical Agreement Block Exemption Regulation
CMA Review of the Vertical Agreement Block Exemption Regulation

11 March 2022

The CMA has published the draft statutory instrument reviewing the retained UK VABER.

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A Vibrant New Look for thefactsabout - CTPA’s Consumer Website
A Vibrant New Look for thefactsabout - CTPA’s Consumer Website

10 March 2022

Don’t miss the opportunity to catch up on CTPA’s advice and messaging to consumers in this important relaunch of thefactsabout.

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OPSS Guidance on Product Safety and Noncompliance Notifications
OPSS Guidance on Product Safety and Noncompliance Notifications

08 March 2022

The guidance summarises the requirements to notify relevant authorities about unsafe or noncompliant products.

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Look Good Feel Better is Looking for its Next CEO
Look Good Feel Better is Looking for its Next CEO

07 March 2022

LGFB is looking for its next Chief Executive. Applications close on Friday 18 March 2022

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DIT’s Export Support Service
DIT’s Export Support Service

03 March 2022

DIT Export Support Service is a free helpline and online service for all UK businesses.

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Support for Global Agreement to Address Plastics Pollution
Support for Global Agreement to Address Plastics Pollution

02 March 2022

Cosmetic and personal care Associations from across the globe have come together to support a legally binding plastics treaty.

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The UK Signs a Trade Deal with New Zealand
The UK Signs a Trade Deal with New Zealand

01 March 2022

The UK-New Zealand FTA was signed on 28 February 2022.

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Eco-Beauty Score Consortium Launch
Eco-Beauty Score Consortium Launch

24 February 2022

CTPA would like to highlight that the Eco-Beauty Score Consortium has now launched.

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Ukraine
Ukraine

24 February 2022

Given the worrying news from Ukraine, CTPA is monitoring the situation to determine any impact on, and a response required from, our industry.

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IFSCC Congress London, September 2022 - Sponsorship Opportunities
IFSCC Congress London, September 2022 - Sponsorship Opportunities

22 February 2022

The UK Society of Cosmetic Scientists (SCS) will be hosting the 32nd IFSCC (International Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists) Congress, in London from 19-22 September 2022.

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CBI SME Webinar - Unpacking Supply Chain Challenges
CBI SME Webinar - Unpacking Supply Chain Challenges

16 February 2022

The CBI is hosting a free webinar on navigating supply chain challenges on 24 February 2022

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CTPA Public Statement on the Legal Status of BMHCA/Lilial in GB
CTPA Public Statement on the Legal Status of BMHCA/Lilial in GB

14 February 2022

Following many requests for advice from both members and non-members of CTPA, as well as sister associations, retailers and other stakeholders, CTPA is issuing this public statement to clarify the legal status of BMHCA, sometimes known by its trade name ‘Lilial’, in the market of Great Britain.

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Register Now: Forum for the Future – Business Transformation Compass Webinar
Register Now: Forum for the Future – Business Transformation Compass Webinar

14 February 2022

This webinar with Dr Sally Uren will focus on the ‘Compass for Just and Regenerative Business’ report recently published by Forum for the Future.

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Are you Planning to Attend Cosmoprof 2022?
Are you Planning to Attend Cosmoprof 2022?

11 February 2022

Apply before 3 March 2022 for Government support towards attendee costs!

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The UK Launches Consultation on Trade with Israel
The UK Launches Consultation on Trade with Israel

08 February 2022

The consultation closes on 30th March 2022.

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International Cosmetic Science Congress 2022:  Deadline Extended
International Cosmetic Science Congress 2022: Deadline Extended

01 February 2022

The renowned IFSCC Congress takes place in London, September 2022. Call for papers closes 18 February 2022

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UK Government Webinar Programme on New UK Regulatory Regime
UK Government Webinar Programme on New UK Regulatory Regime

31 January 2022

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is running a series of webinars on the UK regulatory regime for goods and businesses.

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CTPA Launches Updated COVID-19 Guidance on In-Store Testers
CTPA Launches Updated COVID-19 Guidance on In-Store Testers

28 January 2022

CTPA Relaunches COVID-19 Guidance on In-Store Testers and Cosmetic Counters, Beauty – Safe in Store

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Third ASA Ruling on Environmental Claims in 2022
Third ASA Ruling on Environmental Claims in 2022

26 January 2022

A third Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) ruling has been made regarding environmental claims.

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EU REACH – Public Consultation on the Legislative Review
EU REACH – Public Consultation on the Legislative Review

25 January 2022

The EU Commission has launched a consultation on the targeted review of EU REACH

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