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Brexit – New Guidance on UK REACH Published by the UK Government

04 October 2019

Defra has updated the existing guidance with advice for companies on how to comply with UK REACH post-Brexit, if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

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CTPA Launches New Websites!
CTPA Launches New Websites!

03 October 2019

We are delighted to invite you and your colleagues to look around the CTPA’s brand new website, www.ctpa.org.uk which has had a complete make-over!

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CTPA Brexit Discussion Panel Event - Programme, 8 October 2019

29 September 2019

CTPA has now published the final programme for its Brexit Discussion Event – ‘Have your Say’ event on 8 October.

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Brexit - Business Readiness Events

24 September 2019

As part of its 'Get Ready for Brexit' campaign, the UK Government has organised a series of free business readiness events across the UK throughout September and October. These events aim to provide companies help and advice on how to prepare for Brexit.

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Brexit – HMRC Webinars

24 September 2019

HMRC is running a series of webinars as part of the UK Government’s Business Readiness campaign for Brexit.

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CTPA Brexit Discussion Event, 8 October 2019

01 September 2019

With the likelihood of a 'no deal' Brexit increasing, CTPA is organising a discussion event on this important topic on 8 October at the Royal Society of Chemistry (Piccadilly, London).

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CTPA Brexit Webinar 'What to Do Now'

01 September 2019

With the likelihood of a 'no deal' Brexit increasing and with the Exit day (31 October) approaching, CTPA is holding a free, short Brexit webinar 'What to Do Now' on 17 September at 15.00-16.00 (BST time).

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Brexit - IMPORTANT Advice on the Impact of 'No Deal' Brexit on REACH for both UK and EU27
Brexit - IMPORTANT Advice on the Impact of 'No Deal' Brexit on REACH for both UK and EU27

26 July 2019

Following the latest political developments, companies are advised to continue or urgently start to prepare for a 'no deal' Brexit, which is now rated as high risk on 31 October 2019 when the UK is due to leave the EU.

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Cosmetic Claims - Focus on 'Free From' Claims
Cosmetic Claims - Focus on 'Free From' Claims

03 July 2019

In Europe, cosmetic claims are covered by Article 20 of the Cosmetic Products Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009 (CPR) and Regulation (EU) No. 655/2013 - Common Criteria for Justification of Claims.

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Brexit - New 'No Deal' Preparedness Notice from the EU
Brexit - New 'No Deal' Preparedness Notice from the EU

14 June 2019

On 12 June the EU Commission published a new 'no deal' Brexit preparedness notice, confirming that such outcome is still possible as of 31 October 2019 and that all measures carried out for the original Exit day will remain in place.

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CTPA Annual Report 2018
CTPA Annual Report 2018

10 June 2019

The CTPA Annual Report 2018 is now available online in page-turning pdf format to view or download

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Brexit Updates - Companies Are Urged to Prepare for a 'No Deal' Brexit
Brexit Updates - Companies Are Urged to Prepare for a 'No Deal' Brexit

03 June 2019

On 23 July, Boris Johnson was elected as Leader of the Conservative Party and therefore became the UK's new Prime Minister.

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Updated Labelling Names for Cosmetic Products
Updated Labelling Names for Cosmetic Products

16 May 2019

The Inventory of standard ingredient INCI names has now been repealed and replaced by the European Glossary, published on 8 May 2019

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CTPA Webinar for Non-Members on Consumer Adverse Skin Reactions to Cosmetic Products
CTPA Webinar for Non-Members on Consumer Adverse Skin Reactions to Cosmetic Products

26 April 2019

A webinar for companies who are not members of CTPA on recording and monitoring of any skin reactions from cosmetics. This process is called "Cosmetovigilance" and has legal obligations under the EU Cosmetics Regulation.

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Cannabis, Cannabis Extracts and CBD in Cosmetic Products

18 April 2019

CTPA regularly receives queries on the use in cosmetic products of cannabis and cannabis extracts, including cannabidiol (CBD).

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CTPA Help Note on 'Free From' Claims
CTPA Help Note on 'Free From' Claims

29 March 2019

CTPA has created a Help Note on 'Free from' claims to help companies understand the European Commission's Technical Document on cosmetic claims.

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Brexit Update - Change of Exit Day
Brexit Update - Change of Exit Day

25 March 2019

Following the political events from last week and today, CTPA would like to inform companies that the date for the UK exit from the EU has changed.

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Science Competition for 11-16 Year Olds

21 March 2019

Now in its fifth successful year, the Society of Cosmetic Scientists (SCS) Scrub up on Science competition is once again open!

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Brexit Updates - Tariffs, Services, French Customs, IP

20 March 2019

The UK Government published last week a series of new 'no deal' Brexit technical notices to help businesses prepare for the worst-case scenario.

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NEW CTPA Guide on Common Understanding of Borderline Toothpaste Claims

22 February 2019

CTPA has created a guide on common understanding of the cosmetic/medicine borderline for toothpaste claims.

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Brexit - 'No Deal' Contingency Planning

21 February 2019

CTPA has now published a new Brexit public page focussing on 'no deal' contingency planning.

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Brexit - HMRC 'No Deal' Preparations Advice

18 February 2019

On 7 February CTPA attended the EU Exit Business Readiness Forum organised by the HMRC, focussing on customs, VAT and excise.

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How Do I Prepare My Company in the Event of a 'No Deal' Brexit?

07 February 2019

The probability of a 'no deal' Brexit scenario has decreased, although it is still the only default outcome if no other option is put into place

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What Is the Future Regulatory Framework For the Cosmetics Industry post-Brexit?

06 February 2019

Do you know what the new regulatory framework for cosmetics will be in the event of a 'no deal' Brexit?

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Making Sense of the UK and the EU Political Landscapes

04 February 2019

Are you looking for more up-to-date and clearer explanations on the UK and EU political landscapes for Brexit?

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Urgent Action Advised by BEIS in Brexit 'No Deal' Guidance Letter on Cosmetics

29 January 2019

BEIS issued a letter highlighting the practical changes that cosmetic companies have to take in a 'no deal' Brexit scenario.

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CTPA Brexit Event - Booking Form and Programme

29 January 2019

The draft programme and booking form for the Brexit event 'CTPA Navigating the New Cosmetics Landscape' is now available.

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Cosmetics Containing CITES-Listed Natural Ingredients - Moving Products Around the EU After Brexit

17 January 2019

Following the UK's exit from the EU, movement of all species controlled under CITES between the UK and the EU will no longer take place freely. Import, export and re-export permits will be required. Specific UK ports have been designated for CITES goods.

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Brexit News - CTPA Factsheet on 'No Deal' UK REACH Plan

08 January 2019

Following the publication of the 'no deal' UK REACH plan, CTPA EU Exit Strategy Group and REACH Working Group have assessed the impact of 'no deal' Brexit on REACH.

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NEW - CTPA Guide to Advertising Claims

18 December 2018

At the CTPA seminar on cosmetic claims 'What you should know before marketing and advertising cosmetics', held on 11 December, CTPA launched its updated Guide to Advertising Claims and a new booklet CTPA Confidence in Cosmetic Claims.

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Brexit - CTPA Position on the Withdrawal Agreement

05 December 2018

CTPA is calling on the UK Government and Members of Parliament to avoid a 'no deal' scenario.

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Claims Focus - Principles of claims substantiation

22 November 2018

Do you feel comfortable with the substantiation in place for your products in case of a challenge by authorities? How many panellists are needed for consumer tests? Which test for which claim?

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Claims Focus - 'Free from', 'Not tested on animals', 'Hypoallergenic' claims

15 November 2018

Are you up to speed with the latest requirements on 'free from', 'not tested on animals' and 'hypoallergenic' claims?

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Claims Focus - 'Natural' and 'Organic' claims

12 November 2018

Are you aware of the new ISO Guidelines on natural and organic products?

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Claims Focus- Online and Social Media Advertising

07 November 2018

Do you know that there is an advertising code that all online and social media adverts have to follow in the UK?

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Cosmetic Claims - MHRA Position on Adverse Skin Conditions

19 October 2018

This CTPA guidance on cosmetic claims that make a reference to adverse skin conditions (e.g. eczema) is aligned with the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) view on borderline claims.

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New CTPA Brexit factsheet - The Impact of a 'No deal' Brexit on the Cosmetics Industry

16 October 2018

CTPA has created a new Brexit factsheet to help cosmetic companies to understand the impact of a 'no deal' scenario on their business.

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Focus on Food Imitation Products

04 September 2018

Directive 87/357/EEC prohibits the marketing, importing and manufacture of products that look like foodstuffs.

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Warning - fake cosmetics discovered!

04 September 2018

A Local Government Authority (LGA) report has revealed that hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of counterfeit cosmetics have been uncovered by trading standards officers across the country.

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'No Deal' Brexit: UK Government Guidance to Business

29 August 2018

The UK Government issued a series of notices to provide guidance to businesses on how to prepare if the UK leaves the EU with no deal.

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CTPA Seminar 'Cosmetics Claims, What You Should Know Before Marketing and Advertising Cosmetics'

03 August 2018

On 11 December 2018, CTPA will be holding a seminar for members and non-members on cosmetic claims providing attendees with guidance on a wide range of topics as well as relaunching the CTPA Guide to Advertising Claims

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EU Countermeasures

03 July 2018

Following the US announcement to rescind the tariffs exemption on steel and aluminium coming from the EU, the EU Member States unanimously supported the EU Commission proposal for countermeasures, which entered into force on Friday 22 June.

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Cosmetic Industry in Figures

15 June 2018

The 2017 collaborative report on the GB market from Kantar Worldpanel and IRI Worldwide shows a small decline in total retail sales price when compared with 2016.

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Key Regulatory Role

21 December 2017

CTPA is currently recruiting for a Key Regulatory Role within its Regulatory and International Department

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Hydroquinone in Eyelash Extension Adhesives

25 May 2017

The European Commission's Rapid Alert System, RAPEX, recently reported the withdrawal from the market in Slovenia of a glue for false eyelashes that contains hydroquinone: RAPEX (A12/0559/17).

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Key elements of CTPA's response to the UK Government Public Consultation on Plastic Microbeads

10 March 2017

CTPA has responded to the public consultation highlighting the following key points

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Cosmetic Claims

20 September 2016

A summary of issues relating to cosmetic claims.

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Plastic Microbeads in Cosmetic Products

21 October 2015

Industry Recommendation on plastic microbeads

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Cosmetics Europe issues a Recommendation on the use of the preservative Methylisothiazolinone

16 December 2013

Cosmetics Europe, the European personal care association, has issued an industry-wide recommendation.

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URGENT: CPNP - System Errors and Access Difficulties

11 July 2013

Cosmetics Europe has contacted the European Commission regarding the difficulties many members are experiencing in trying to access the notification portal.

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No Ban on 'Free from' Claims

06 June 2012

There is a rumour circulating that large companies within the cosmetics industry are pressing the European Commission to prohibit 'free from' claims. This is untrue. On the contrary, recent discussions between the cosmetics industry representatives for large and small companies and the European Commission have established that 'free from' claims, in principle, are allowed and will not be banned under the new Cosmetics Regulation. Read more...

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Changes to European Cosmetic Laws

01 January 2012

Changes to European Cosmetic Laws

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Bailey Report - Letting Children be Children

10 October 2011

Report of an Independent Review of the Commercialisation and Sexualisation of Childhood.

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