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Placing Hand Gels or Sanitisers on the UK market – What You Need to Know

13 March 2020

During these concerning times of COVID-19 virus (Coronavirus), while hand washing with soap and water is the best way to protect yourself from infections like Coronavirus, alcoholic hand gels are also a useful defence.

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Recruiting Now - Regulatory & Technical Coordinator

02 March 2020

CTPA is currently recruiting for a new coordinator role to support its regulatory and scientific/technical teams through involvement with members and external stakeholders

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Brexit Updates – Joint CIA/Cefic Position on Chemicals Negotiations

26 March 2020

On 25 February 2020 the Chemicals Industry Association (CIA) and the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) published a joint position paper on the Brexit negotiations for chemicals. 

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Hand Sanitisers - Information for alcohol producers, including distilleries

26 March 2020

Information for alcohol producers, including distilleries, who are looking to manufacture hand gels and hand sanitisers.

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Covid-19: Information for Industry

26 March 2020

A new page has been added to the resources section of the site.

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FREE Webinar on the Impact of Covid-19 on Supply Chains

25 March 2020

The Institute of Export and International Trade is organising a free webinar on the impact of COVID-19 on industries’ supply chains.  The webinar is on Thursday 26 March at 14.00-15.00 (UK time). 

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ECHA News – EU Chemicals Legislation Finder

23 March 2020

The EUCLEF portal has now been launched. The portal contains information on 40 pieces of EU chemicals legislation to help companies, especially SMEs, understand which legislation applies to their products.

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POSTPONED: CTPA XCellR8 Safety Assessment Training
POSTPONED: CTPA XCellR8 Safety Assessment Training

22 March 2020

As the effects of COVID-19 on all our lives are becoming evident, with regret, we are postponing this training until further notice.

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Brexit Updates – EU Readiness Notices

20 March 2020

On 13 March 2020, the EU Commission updated its sectorial readiness notices to reflect current advice, in respect of ongoing negotiations between the UK and the EU.

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Counterfeit and Piracy Watch List - Public Consultation

18 March 2020

The European Commission is holding a public consultation which aims at identifying online and physical marketplaces located outside the European Union (EU) that are reported to engage in or facilitate substantial Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) infringements, in particular piracy and counterfeiting.

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POSTPONED - CTPA Sustainability Conference: Think Sustainable, Act Positive
POSTPONED - CTPA Sustainability Conference: Think Sustainable, Act Positive

10 March 2020

As the effects of Coronavirus on all our lives are becoming evident and many of our members and colleagues face travel restrictions, it is, with regret, that we are postponing the CTPA Sustainability Conference, Think Sustainable, Act Positive, which was scheduled to take place on 5 May 2020.

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Brexit Updates – UK Government Negotiations Mandates

03 March 2020

On 27 February 2020, the UK Government published its negotiation mandates for the future relationship with the EU.

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Brexit Updates – CTPA Position Papers

03 March 2020

Following the publication of the Brexit negotiation mandates by both the EU and the UK, CTPA has now issued its position papers with the key negotiation arguments for the future cooperation between the UK and the EU and the proposals for the future UK regulatory frameworks for cosmetics.

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Claims Focus – Sunscreen Claims

03 March 2020

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) recently issued and upheld a ruling on claims stating that products providing SPF50 only provide 1% more UVB protection vs products with SPF30, therefore suggesting that it is irrelevant to use products providing SPF50 or SPF50+.

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Updated EU Borderline Manual for Cosmetics

02 March 2020

The EU Commission published in February 2020 an updated version of its Borderline Manual, produced by the EU Working Group on Cosmetic Products, on the scope of the application of the EU Cosmetic Products Regulation (CPR).

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Brexit Updates – EU Guides to the Negotiations

27 February 2020

On 25 February, the EU Commission published guides to the negotiations.  These negotiating directives define the scope and terms of the future partnership that the European Union envisages with the United Kingdom.

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Advertising with Influencers – Joint ASA/CMA Guidance

27 February 2020

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) carried out research in 2019 demonstrating that people struggle to identify when a social media post by an influencer is an advert from a brand. This article from the ASA reminds companies that the CAP Code requires all adverts to be appropriately labelled and clearly identified as advertising.

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Brexit Updates - New Immigration Scheme

21 February 2020

On 19 February 2020 the UK Government published a policy statement on the new UK immigration system.

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Brexit Updates – UK Import Controls

21 February 2020

On 10 February, the UK Government issued a communication introducing its plans on import controls at the border on EU goods after the end of the transition period on 31 December 2020.

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IMPORTANT – Public Consultation on UK Tariffs post-Brexit

21 February 2020

The UK Government is currently undergoing preparatory actions that will be the basis of the negotiation of the future relationships between the UK and the rest of the world, including the EU, and the future Free Trade Agreements that will be negotiated.

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DIT Launches Two Digital Tools for Traders

11 February 2020

On 3 February 2019, the Department for International Trade (DIT) launched two free digital tools for businesses importing and exporting goods in and out of the UK market.

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CTPA Brexit Webinar – Plan for What’s Next!

04 February 2020

CTPA is organising a free Brexit webinar for members and non-members on 21 February 2020 at 13.30-15.00 to help companies better understand the political situation, the possible future scenarios and how to prepare for any possible outcome.

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BREXIT UPDATE – New CTPA Advice on Implications of a Deal

28 January 2020

Following the latest political developments, CTPA has worked on updated advice for companies, highlighting the expected changes in the short- and long-term and the possible scenarios that can transpire from the negotiations between the UK and the EU.

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ASA Rulings on Botox

17 January 2020

On 9 January 2020 the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) issued guidance on the advertising of botulinum toxin injections (Botox) on social media platforms.

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HoC Library Article on Brexit and Northern Ireland Border

17 January 2020

On 14 January, the House of Commons Library published an article on Brexit and the Northern Ireland (NI) border.

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Brexit Updates

13 January 2020

A ‘no deal’ Brexit is less likely but still a possibility as of 31 January 2020. Whilst CTPA continues to advise that companies prepare for the worst-case scenario, it is now more likely for the UK to leave the EU with a deal on 31 January 2020.

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Brexit - Advice to Distributors if there is ‘No Deal’ Brexit

31 October 2019

This advice is directly targeted to current distributors of cosmetic products between the UK and the EU.

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Brexit – OPSS Publishes ‘No Deal’ Brexit Guidance for Cosmetics

16 October 2019

OPSS has published guidance to help companies understand how the UK Cosmetics Regulation will apply to cosmetic products sold on the UK market if there is a ‘no deal’ Brexit.

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Brexit – HSE and Defra Events

16 October 2019

The Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) will be holding two stakeholder events on Brexit and its impact on the chemical regimes in a ‘no deal’ scenario.

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Brexit – HMRC Letters to Businesses

16 October 2019

HMRC has written letters to VAT-registered businesses across the UK to explain changes to customs, excise and VAT in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

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Brexit – CBI ‘No Deal’ Preparations Hub

16 October 2019

CBI has recently launched its ‘no deal’ Brexit preparation hub. 

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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
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
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
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'
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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