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CTPA is Recruiting:  Scientific Information Officer
CTPA is Recruiting: Scientific Information Officer

26 July 2021

CTPA is currently recruiting for a Scientific Information Officer to assist the scientific services department

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Participation in CTPA DHA Consortium
Participation in CTPA DHA Consortium

02 August 2021

Any companies who have not already expressed an interest in being involved in this work, please contact CTPA

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Instagram Live - Polish Up Your Nail Knowledge
Instagram Live - Polish Up Your Nail Knowledge

30 July 2021

Marian Newman BEM will be joining CTPA for a live Q&A session on 6 August at 1pm all about nails! 

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BAMA Aerosol Discussion Evening
BAMA Aerosol Discussion Evening

30 July 2021

BAMA’s Aerosol Discussion Evening is taking place on Thursday 19 August 2021

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Indonesia – Update on Submission of Cosmetic Notifications
Indonesia – Update on Submission of Cosmetic Notifications

16 July 2021

BPOM will consider alternative documents as acceptable to meet their legislation.

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The UK Signs a Free Trade Deal with Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein
The UK Signs a Free Trade Deal with Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein

12 July 2021

The UK has now signed the FTA with Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein.

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Personal Care Services - Sector Survey
Personal Care Services - Sector Survey

06 July 2021

A survey has been launched by the British Beauty Council - deadline 12 July 2021

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CTPA Training on Cosmetic Claims – Meet the Speakers - Environmental Claims
CTPA Training on Cosmetic Claims – Meet the Speakers - Environmental Claims

05 July 2021

Mike Coates (Consumer Assistant Director at the Competition and Markets Authority – CMA) is leading on the recent project by the CMA on misleading green claims

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CTPA Training on Cosmetic Claims – Meet the Speakers
CTPA Training on Cosmetic Claims – Meet the Speakers

02 July 2021

This year’s CTPA training ‘Cosmetic Claims – Principles and Practical Approaches’ will take place every day from 19 to 23 July between 13.30-15.30.

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OnBeauty by Cosmoprof - 9-13 September 2021
OnBeauty by Cosmoprof - 9-13 September 2021

02 July 2021

Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna is adapting its traditional exhibition format to run a new streamlined event called OnBeauty in Bologna

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Free Webinar from the Institute of Export on post-Brexit Trade
Free Webinar from the Institute of Export on post-Brexit Trade

24 June 2021

The Institute of Export and International Trade is organising a Q&A webinar ‘Six months since the end of the transition period – what we have learned?’ on 30 June 2021 at 15.00-15.45.

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OPSS Regulatory Excellence Awards 2021 – CTPA is a Winner!
OPSS Regulatory Excellence Awards 2021 – CTPA is a Winner!

24 June 2021

We are extremely proud to inform members that CTPA won the OPSS (Office for Product Safety & Standards) Regulatory Excellence Award in the Product Safety Category

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CTPA 2020 Annual Report Now Online
CTPA 2020 Annual Report Now Online

24 June 2021

We are pleased to be able to launch the CTPA’s 2020 Annual Report with new interactive features

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The UK and Australia Reached an Agreement in Principle in FTA Negotiations
The UK and Australia Reached an Agreement in Principle in FTA Negotiations

21 June 2021

On 17 June 2021, the governments of the UK and Australia finalised the AIP.

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CTPA Training on Cosmetic Claims – Meet the Speaker
CTPA Training on Cosmetic Claims – Meet the Speaker

21 June 2021

This year’s CTPA training ‘Cosmetic Claims – Principles and Practical Approaches’ will take place every day from 19 to 23 July between 13.30-15.30.

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CTPA Training on Cosmetic Claims – Meet the Speaker
CTPA Training on Cosmetic Claims – Meet the Speaker

14 June 2021

This year’s CTPA training ‘Cosmetic Claims – Principles and Practical Approaches’ will take place every day from 19 to 23 July between 13.30-15.30.

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The UK Secures a Trade Agreement with Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein
The UK Secures a Trade Agreement with Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein

08 June 2021

On 4 June 2021, the UK secured a new trade deal, agreed in principle, with Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein.

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DGK-IKW Training Courses for Cosmetic Safety Assessors
DGK-IKW Training Courses for Cosmetic Safety Assessors

08 June 2021

IKW, the German Cosmetic Association together with the German Society of Scientific and Applied Cosmetics (DGK), have been running continuing education courses for cosmetic safety assessors since 1998.

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CTPA Webinar: Overview of the Cosmetic Product Safety Report
CTPA Webinar: Overview of the Cosmetic Product Safety Report

08 June 2021

This webinar will launch the CTPA Safety Assessment Campaign 2021 and will provide an overview of the Cosmetic Product Safety Report.

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IMPORTANT - CTPA Training on Cosmetic Claims is Back!
IMPORTANT - CTPA Training on Cosmetic Claims is Back!

03 June 2021

Following from the success of last year’s event, CTPA has organised a new edition of the virtual training ‘Cosmetic Claims – Principles and Practical Approaches’.  This year’s training will take place every day from 19 to 23 July between 13.30-15.30.

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HMRC - Communication to Hauliers
HMRC - Communication to Hauliers

01 June 2021

Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) issued a communication to hauliers about changes to NI-GB exports into effect from 16 May 2021

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Applications for UK Duty Suspensions

27 May 2021

DIT is launching a process that will allow businesses in the UK and Crown Dependencies to apply for temporary reductions in the UK Global Tariff rate for specific products.

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CMA Review of Environmental Claims and Proposed Future Approach
CMA Review of Environmental Claims and Proposed Future Approach

26 May 2021

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has now completed its review of environmental claims, publishing on 21 May 2021 draft guidance on the applicability of consumer protection law to environmental claims.

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The UK Prepares for Trade Negotiations with India
The UK Prepares for Trade Negotiations with India

26 May 2021

The UK launched a 14-week consultation to seek the views of the public and businesses.

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Intra-Company Transfers – Call for Evidence

24 May 2021

The ICT route is designed to enable employers in the UK to easily move existing senior employees and specialists who have been employed by the company for at least 12 months from overseas offices to roles in the UK.

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The UK Prepares for New Trade Deal Negotiations with Canada and Mexico
The UK Prepares for New Trade Deal Negotiations with Canada and Mexico

20 May 2021

The UK is to begin negotiations and is seeking input from 18 May until 12 July 2021.

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IMPORTANT: DHA UK Call for Interest
IMPORTANT: DHA UK Call for Interest

14 May 2021

Important information for cosmetics suppliers or brands using the self-tanning ingredient dihydroxyacetone (DHA)

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WRAP/BEIS Survey on the Use of Recycled Materials
WRAP/BEIS Survey on the Use of Recycled Materials

13 May 2021

The Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) and the UK Government Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) have recently issued two surveys investigating the factors impacting on the use and safety of recycled materials in consumer goods.  

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Voluntary Symbol for Perforated Full-body Sleeves
Voluntary Symbol for Perforated Full-body Sleeves

13 May 2021

AISE has developed a voluntary packaging-related symbol to be used on perforated full-body sleeves with the objective to improve the consumer understanding that full body sleeves should be removed before disposal, hence contributing to the uptake of recycled packaging material. 

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SAVE THE DATE! – CTPA Training on Cosmetic Claims is Back
SAVE THE DATE! – CTPA Training on Cosmetic Claims is Back

13 May 2021

CTPA will be running a new edition of the virtual training ‘Cosmetic Claims – Principles and Practical Approaches’.  This year’s training will take place every day from 19 to 23 July between 13.30-15.30.

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RSC Report on Polymers in Liquid Formulations
RSC Report on Polymers in Liquid Formulations

11 May 2021

Royal Society of Chemistry publishes report on sustainability opportunities for these vital cosmetic ingredients

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IMPORTANT – CTPA Guide on post-Brexit Trade
IMPORTANT – CTPA Guide on post-Brexit Trade

10 May 2021

CTPA has made available the ‘CTPA Guide on Post‐Brexit Trade: Great Britain, Northern Ireland & the European Union’, developed in close collaboration with the UK Government Department Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) and others.

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Brexit Updates – EU Approves the UK/EU TCA
Brexit Updates – EU Approves the UK/EU TCA

04 May 2021

On 28 April 2021, the EU Parliament voted with a large majority in favour of granting its consent to the implementation of the UK/EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA). 

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IMPORTANT – post-Brexit Compliance with EU REACH
IMPORTANT – post-Brexit Compliance with EU REACH

04 May 2021

Actions for GB-based companies selling chemicals (on their own or within mixtures) to EU/EEA countries and Northern Ireland

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IMPORTANT – post-Brexit Compliance with UK REACH
IMPORTANT – post-Brexit Compliance with UK REACH

04 May 2021

Actions for GB-based companies selling chemicals (on their own or within mixtures) to GB which are already registered under EU REACH

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China - The UK is Ready to Meet the Requirements for Animal Testing Exemptions
China - The UK is Ready to Meet the Requirements for Animal Testing Exemptions

04 May 2021

Companies manufacturing in the UK are now able obtain a GMP certificate from the UK Government for export to China.

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Society of Cosmetic Scientists (SCS) Annual Conference - Naturals in Cosmetic Science
Society of Cosmetic Scientists (SCS) Annual Conference - Naturals in Cosmetic Science

26 April 2021

Taking place virtually on 6-8 July 2021, the comprehensive three day online programme of this SCS Conference will feature key experts on sustainable sourcing

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UK REACH Grandfathering Deadline
UK REACH Grandfathering Deadline

22 April 2021

UK REACH includes extensive transitional provisions to allow chemicals that were already on the market and registered under EU REACH before 1 January 2021, the end of the Brexit transition period. The first deadline of these transitional provisions is 30 April 2021, which is soon approaching.

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Your Skin and the Sun - Put your Burning Questions to a Consultant Dermatologist
Your Skin and the Sun - Put your Burning Questions to a Consultant Dermatologist

20 April 2021

Join us for a live Instagram live on sun safety with a consultant dermatologist on 30 April 2021!

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Nominations for the 2021 John Maddox Prize Are Open Until 14 June
Nominations for the 2021 John Maddox Prize Are Open Until 14 June

19 April 2021

The John Maddox prize is a joint initiative of the charity Sense about Science and the leading international scientific journal Nature.

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Cosmetics Europe Annual Conference (CEAC) 2021
Cosmetics Europe Annual Conference (CEAC) 2021

16 April 2021

Registration for the virtual Cosmetics Europe Annual Conference (CEAC) 2021 is open

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

12 April 2021

The CMA is reviewing the retained Vertical Block Exemption Regulation (VBER) to inform its recommendation to the Secretary of State for BEIS on replacing the retained VBER when it expires in May 2022.

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ASA News – Quick Guides Relevant for Cosmetics Advertising
ASA News – Quick Guides Relevant for Cosmetics Advertising

09 April 2021

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) regularly issues news and advice for companies to help them make their advertising compliant with the rules.

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

08 April 2021

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

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CTPA Training ‘The Cosmetic Borderlines: Legal Background and Practical Approaches’
CTPA Training ‘The Cosmetic Borderlines: Legal Background and Practical Approaches’

08 April 2021

Join CTPA in the training ‘The Cosmetic Borderlines: Legal Background and Practical Approaches’, taking place during the afternoons of 19-21 April 2021. 

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Your Skin and the Sun - Put your Burning Questions to a Consultant Dermatologist
Your Skin and the Sun - Put your Burning Questions to a Consultant Dermatologist

07 April 2021

CTPA is delighted to announce that Dr Anjali Mahto, a Consultant Dermatologist will be joining CTPA and our Instagram followers for a live, interactive Q&A session.

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Industry Placements Sought – MSc Cosmetic Science
Industry Placements Sought – MSc Cosmetic Science

06 April 2021

The Year 2 MSc Cosmetic Science students have the option to spend a year in industry between the 2nd and 3rd year of their course. This year gives them an additional qualification, the Diploma in Professional Studies (DiPS).

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Job Advertisement: ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION OFFICER
Job Advertisement: ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION OFFICER

01 April 2021

CTPA is currently recruiting to increase its environmental capabilities in order to further the Sustainability Strategy, with a particular focus on increasing the environmental legislative knowledge of the Association.

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CTPA Training ‘The Cosmetic Borderlines: Legal Background and Practical Approaches’
CTPA Training ‘The Cosmetic Borderlines: Legal Background and Practical Approaches’

18 March 2021

Join CTPA in the training ‘The Cosmetic Borderlines: Legal Background and Practical Approaches’, taking place during the afternoons of 19-21 April 2021. 

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IMPORTANT – OPSS Call for Evidence on Product Safety Framework
IMPORTANT – OPSS Call for Evidence on Product Safety Framework

17 March 2021

On 11 March 2021 the UK Government’s Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) launched a call for evidence on the new UK product safety framework.

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Fragrance Raffle in Aid of Look Good Feel Better
Fragrance Raffle in Aid of Look Good Feel Better

17 March 2021

Look Good Feel Better have launched their Spring Fragrance Raffle. Closing date is 21 March 2021

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UK Government Announces New Timeline for Import Controls
UK Government Announces New Timeline for Import Controls

16 March 2021

On 11 March 2021, the UK Government announced a new timeline for the implementation of import controls for goods.

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IMPORTANT – SCPN Notifications by 31 March 2021
IMPORTANT – SCPN Notifications by 31 March 2021

15 March 2021

Companies are urgently advised to make the necessary preparations and ensure that the deadline for notifying products already on the market before 31 December 2020 is met, in order to ensure compliance with the requirements of the UK Cosmetics Regulation. 

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ECJ Ruling on Cosmetic Function Labelling
ECJ Ruling on Cosmetic Function Labelling

11 March 2021

On 17 December 2020, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) issued a ruling on the labelling of the cosmetic product function. 

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CTPA Open Webinar on UK Regulations for Cosmetics: Recording Available
CTPA Open Webinar on UK Regulations for Cosmetics: Recording Available

09 March 2021

The recording of the CTPA open webinar on UK Regulations for Cosmetics, held on 25 February 2021, is now available on the CTPA webinar archive.

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Personal Message from Look Good Feel Better
Personal Message from Look Good Feel Better

08 March 2021

A personal message from Sarahjane Robertson, Chief Executive of Look Good Feel Better (LGFB), the industry’s charity

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UK Government SMEs Toolkit
UK Government SMEs Toolkit

08 March 2021

The UK Government’s has issued the SMEs Toolkit to help small businesses continue to trade with the EU and Northern Ireland.

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EU Member States Customs Requirements
EU Member States Customs Requirements

08 March 2021

CTPA would like to reiterate that UK products introduced into the EU will count as imported goods, and will have to adhere to the specific import requirements from the EU Member State where the customs clearance process takes place.

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CTPA Training ‘The Cosmetic Borderlines: Legal Background and Practical Approaches’
CTPA Training ‘The Cosmetic Borderlines: Legal Background and Practical Approaches’

08 March 2021

Join CTPA in the training ‘The Cosmetic Borderlines: Legal Background and Practical Approaches’, taking place during the afternoons of 19-21 April 2021.

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Self-tanning Ingredient Dihydroxyacetone (DHA) - New EU Regulation
Self-tanning Ingredient Dihydroxyacetone (DHA) - New EU Regulation

04 March 2021

Dihydroxyacetone (DHA) will be added to Annex III at a maximum concentration of10% in self-tanning products.

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