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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 and XCellR8 Safety Assessment Training: Virtual Event
CTPA and XCellR8 Safety Assessment Training: Virtual Event

11 September 2020

This event focusses on in vitro methods and is run jointly by CTPA and XCellR8.

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CE Launches Updated Guidance on Claims

18 September 2020

On 15 September 2020, Cosmetics Europe, the EU personal care association, launched its updated Charter and Guiding Principles on Responsible Advertising and Marketing Communications and the Cosmetics Product Claims & Advertising: Compendium of applicable legislation, self-regulation, best practices and guidance.

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CTPA Training ‘Cosmetic Claims – Principles and Practical Approaches’

18 September 2020

Do you feel comfortable with the substantiation in place for the claims made on your products if challenged by authorities?  Is the data from your raw material suppliers sufficient?  How many panellists do I need for consumer trials?  Which laboratory test to do for which claim?

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Borderline Focus – Is my Product a Cosmetic?

18 September 2020

The cosmetics industry continues to innovative with the use of advanced technology and cutting-edge science.  However, ensuring claims for cosmetics do not cross the border with medicinal products can be difficult. 

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UK Internal Market Bill

18 September 2020

On 9 September 2020, the UK Government introduced into the House of Commons the UK Internal Market Bill, the legal framework set to manage the UK’s internal movement of goods.

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Risk = Hazard x Exposure: Principles of Cosmetic Safety Assessment
Risk = Hazard x Exposure: Principles of Cosmetic Safety Assessment

16 September 2020

In the EU, safety assessment of cosmetic ingredients and products is based on evaluation of any risk they pose.

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Brexit Updates – UK/EU Negotiations

14 September 2020

The 8th round of Brexit negotiations between the UK and the EU concluded on 10 September.

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Brexit Updates – HMRC Letters to UK Businesses

14 September 2020

On 14 September, Her Majesty Revenues and Customs (HMRC) issued letters to UK businesses to explain what needs to be done to move goods between the UK and the EU from 1 January 2021.

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Brexit Updates – Guidance from the UK Government

08 September 2020

On 1 September 2020, the UK Government published general guidance on ‘Placing manufactured goods on the EU market from 1 January 2021’ and ‘Placing manufactured goods on the UK market from 1 January 2021’. 

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NEW! CTPA Brexit Public Advice

08 September 2020

CTPA launched updated its Brexit Public Advice page, to reflect the latest developments of the UK/EU negotiations, on the future UK law which will enter into force from 1 January 2021, and more importantly a step-by-step guide on Brexit preparedness.

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Brexit Updates – UK REACH New Guidance and Timelines
Brexit Updates – UK REACH New Guidance and Timelines

03 September 2020

On 2 September 2020, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), published update guidance covering the requirements for the placing of chemicals on the UK market after the 1 January 2021.

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CTPA Representation in DIT’s Trade Advisory Groups

02 September 2020

CTPA has been working closely with the DIT, and has been invited to participate as a member of the British Manufacturing and Consumer Goods TAG.

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Brexit Updates – EU/UK Negotiations

27 August 2020

The 7th round of Brexit negotiations between the UK and the EU held during week commencing 17 August has now concluded. 

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Input requested - Due Diligence on Forest Risk Commodities
Input requested - Due Diligence on Forest Risk Commodities

26 August 2020

Defra have launched a consultation on a law preventing habitat conversion from forests and other natural areas to agricultural land.

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The Beauty Accelerator
The Beauty Accelerator

20 August 2020

The Red Treehas teamed-up with SFC Capital to launch The Beauty Accelerator™

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Self Care Week 16-22 November 2020: Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities
Self Care Week 16-22 November 2020: Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities

19 August 2020

The Self Care Forum is a registered charity which aims to further the reach of self-care, well-being and family health

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NEW CTPA Event - ‘Cosmetic Claims – Principles and Practical Approaches’

19 August 2020

CTPA is organising the virtual training ‘Cosmetic Claims – Principles and Practical Approaches’ across 19-23 October 2020 and will comprise of daily 2-hours sessions running from 14.00 until 16.00.

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Joint CTPA and UKCA Brexit Webinar ‘Importing and Exporting Cosmetic and Personal Care Products in 2021 - Post Transition Period’, 27 August 2020
Joint CTPA and UKCA Brexit Webinar ‘Importing and Exporting Cosmetic and Personal Care Products in 2021 - Post Transition Period’, 27 August 2020

18 August 2020

CTPA and the UK Customs Academy are teaming up to deliver the free Brexit webinar ‘Importing and Exporting Cosmetic and Personal Care Products in 2021 - Post Transition Period’ on 27 August at 14.00.

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Brexit Updates – UK/EU Negotiations

05 August 2020

The Brexit negotiations have continued throughout the month of July, however with very little progress reported from both sides. 

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Brexit Updates – UK/EEA EFTA Future Relationship

22 July 2020

On 20 July, the UK Government published a policy paper on the future relationship negotiations between the UK and the European Economic Area (EEA) and European Free Trade Association (EFTA) countries, which include Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein.

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Reopening of Beauty salons - New Guidance Available

22 July 2020

Although the UK Government has postponed the reopening of beauty salons and other close-contact services originally scheduled for 1 August 2020, guidance is available on safe practices for a future opening date.

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Brexit Updates – UK Border Operating Model

17 July 2020

On 13 July, the UK Government published the ‘Border Operating Model’, a guidance explaining how the EU/GB border will operate from 1 January 2021.

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Brexit Updates – EU Readiness Communication

13 July 2020

On 9 July, the EU Commission issued a Communication to help national authorities, businesses and citizens prepare for the changes that will arise at the end of the Brexit transition period (31 December 2020).  

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Brexit Updates – UK Guidance on Imports from the EU

13 July 2020

On 10 July, the UK Government published two guidance on how to import goods from the EU from 1 January 2021 and on how to move goods in/out/through Northern Ireland from 1 January 2021.

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Cosmetics Europe Appoints New President and Executive Team
Cosmetics Europe Appoints New President and Executive Team

09 July 2020

At its 2020 General Assembly on 10 June 2020, the European Trade association, Cosmetics Europe, elected a new President and Executive Team for the 2020-2022 term of office.

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Society of Cosmetic Scientists (SCS) Update

09 July 2020

At its AGM on 21 May, the SCS appointed Stewart Long, CEO of Cutest Systems, as its new President

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NEW CTPA Guide on Environmental and Green Claims

08 July 2020

With the increase in popularity and use of environmental and ‘green’ claims within the cosmetics industry, and with the growing awareness and concern about personal and industrial impact to the environment, the CTPA created its guide on ‘Environmental and Green Claims’.

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Amazon Bootcamp: Beauty & Wellbeing
Amazon Bootcamp: Beauty & Wellbeing

08 July 2020

The Amazon Small Business Accelerator is a new programme designed to help businesses

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IMPORTANT Brexit Updates – NI Protocol

07 July 2020

The Withdrawal Agreement (WA) under which terms the UK left the EU on 31 January 2020 also includes a Protocol on Northern Ireland, providing the legal framework for trade in NI.  An explanatory note is available here.

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IMPORTANT Brexit Updates – UK Cosmetics Regulation

07 July 2020

Important updates on the UK Cosmetics Regulation that will come into force as of the end of the Brexit transition period.

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Brexit Updates – CITES

07 July 2020

On 2 July, the UK Government updated its advice on trading CITES-listed specimens through the UK from 1 January 2021.

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Annual Report
Annual Report

26 June 2020

We are pleased to announce that the CTPA’s Annual Report for 2019 has been published.

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CTPA Welcomes New Chair, Vice-chairs and Treasurer
CTPA Welcomes New Chair, Vice-chairs and Treasurer

26 June 2020

Following the CTPA Board meeting held virtually on 16 June 2020, we are very pleased to welcome our new Chair, Debbie Rix

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ECHA News – EU Report on Illegal Disinfectants

23 June 2020

On 5 June, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) issued a notice reporting an increase of non-compliant hand disinfectants or sanitisers on the EU market across 20 EU Member States.

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CTSI Webinars on Hand Sanitisers Requirements

22 June 2020

The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) is hosting a series of webinars this week on the legal requirements for hand sanitisers and cleansers for businesses making, importing, distributing and selling these products.

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Brexit Updates – UK/EU Negotiations

16 June 2020

On 12 June 2020, the second meeting of the Withdrawal Agreement Joint Committee was held. On 15 June 2020, the UK Prime Minister met with the President of the European Council, the President of the European Commission and the President of the European Parliament.  

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Brexit Updates – UK Government Businesses Engagement on Northern Ireland

16 June 2020

On 11 June 2020, Her Majesty Revenue and Customs (HMRC) published a questionnaire for businesses moving goods between Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

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Brexit Updates – UK Border Control Plans

16 June 2020

The UK Government is accelerating its border planning to implement border controls for EU goods imported into Great Britain as of the end of the Brexit transition period (31 December 2020). 

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Brexit Updates – UK/EU Fourth Round of Negotiations

09 June 2020

The fourth round of Brexit negotiations was carried out throughout week commencing 1 June.  The UK Government has yet to formally comment on the outcome of the negotiations.

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Brexit – Call for Evidence of Technical Barriers to Trade

09 June 2020

The House of Lords has launched an inquiry into non-tariff barriers that could affect future UK-EU trade in manufactured goods and how these could be addressed in the future economic relationship to facilitate trade.

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

08 June 2020

The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association (CTPA) is proud to announce the launch of new guidance, COVID-19 Guidance on In-Store Testers and Cosmetic Counters, Beauty – Safe in Store.

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Brexit Updates – Understanding the UK/EU Negotiations

05 June 2020

On 2 June 2020, the House of Commons Library published a report explaining the current situation and progress of the Brexit negotiations and their timetable, while analysing the possibilities and the process for extending the Brexit transition period.

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Brexit Updates – Joint CIA/Cefic Position Paper on Chemicals

03 June 2020

On 28 May 2020, the Chemical Industries Association (CIA) and the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) published two joint position papers on Brexit and negotiations.

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CTPA Brexit Webinar – Did You Miss It?

03 June 2020

On 26 May 2020, CTPA held a free Brexit webinar ‘Simplifying Brexit: Practical Advice for Small Businesses’ for both members and non-members.

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CMA Investigation on Misleading Online Reviews

03 June 2020

On 22 May 2020, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) launched an investigation across major websites to assess the level of protection for shoppers from fake and misleading online reviews.

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UN Climate Change Conference 2021

29 May 2020

The COP26 UN Climate Conference will now take place between 1 and 12 November 2021 in Glasgow.

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COVID-19 – UK Government Business Webinars

26 May 2020

Further to the publication of guidance for businesses, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is holding a series of sector specific free webinars on how to make the workplace COVID-safe. 

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Brexit Updates – UK Government Negotiation Documents

21 May 2020

On 19 and 20 May, the UK Government published a series of documents of high importance related to the UK/EU Brexit negotiations. 

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Responsible Advertising during the Coronavirus Outbreak

18 May 2020

Following a number of upheld rulings on misleading advertising of products claiming to protect consumers against the COVID-19 (coronavirus) infection, the ASA published guidance on responsible advertising during the current pandemic.

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Brexit Updates – UK/EU Negotiations

18 May 2020

The third round of the UK/EU negotiations took place during week commencing 11 May. 

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COVID-19 – CTPA Industry Survey Report

18 May 2020

CTPA published the report detailing the initial conclusions of the COVID Survey, with an analysis of all the information provided by CTPA Members and other industry contributions so far. 

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Free Webinar from UK Customs Academy

15 May 2020

On 27 May at 14.00-15.00 BST, the UK Customs Academy is holding a Customs 101 free webinar, focussing on customs declaration, differences between free trade agreements and customs unions and the implications of Brexit between the UK and the EU trading. 

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Advertising Focus – Adverts Must be Identifiable

15 May 2020

 On 6 May, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) upheld a ruling on a social media advert that was not identifiable as a commercial marketing communication. 

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EVENT – CTPA Brexit Webinar

12 May 2020

On 26 May at 14.00-15.30 BST (GMT+1), CTPA will run the webinar ‘Simplifying Brexit: Practical Advice for Small Businesses’, free for both members and non-members of CTPA. This event is intended to provide the necessary information for small and medium businesses, covering crucial aspects of Brexit preparedness to ensure their business can continue to run as smoothly as possible.

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Brexit Updates – UK REACH Briefing Paper

05 May 2020

On 1 May, the House of Commons Library published a briefing paper on Brexit and the Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals Regulation (REACH).

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CTPA Claims Webinars

30 April 2020

CTPA is organising a series of webinars focussed on cosmetic claims, their requirements, general principles for claim substantiation, social media advertising and environmental claims. 

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Brexit Updates – UK/EU Negotiations
Brexit Updates – UK/EU Negotiations

27 April 2020

The second round of the UK/EU negotiations was held during week commencing 20 April.

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Industry Launches New Guidelines on Including Recycled Content In Packaging
Industry Launches New Guidelines on Including Recycled Content In Packaging

22 April 2020

The British Plastics Federation (BPF) in conjunction with the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association (CTPA) and the Food and Drink Federation (FDF), has announced the launch of new guidelines, Recycled Content Used In Plastic Packaging Applications.

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CTPA Emergency Response Exchange (CERE) - Ingredients Needed
CTPA Emergency Response Exchange (CERE) - Ingredients Needed

17 April 2020

Can you help with the supply of certain ingredients for hand sanitisers and other hand hygiene products?

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COVID-19 Emergency: Coordinated European Action
COVID-19 Emergency: Coordinated European Action

15 April 2020

Cosmetics Europe (CE), the European personal care association, has launched a dedicated COVID-19 Resource Platform

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