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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 is Recruiting:  Key Regulatory Role
CTPA is Recruiting: Key Regulatory Role

30 September 2021

CTPA is currently recruiting for a key regulatory role to support its regulatory services department

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Cosmetics Cluster UK – Education and Skills Survey
Cosmetics Cluster UK – Education and Skills Survey

27 October 2021

Cosmetics Cluster UK (CCUK) has launched its second Education and Skills Survey

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Environmental Claims: Clear and Unambiguous
Environmental Claims: Clear and Unambiguous

25 October 2021

Review and assess your environmental claims against the Green Claims Code now.  The CMA will carry out enforcement investigations from January 2022.

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The UK has Agreed in Principle a Trade Deal with New Zealand
The UK has Agreed in Principle a Trade Deal with New Zealand

21 October 2021

On 20 October 2021, PM Boris Johnson sealed an AiP with New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern.

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ASA Ruling on Environmental Claims
ASA Ruling on Environmental Claims

20 October 2021

On 20 October 2021, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) upheld a ruling against an environmental claim made on food products.  Whilst the ruling is not related to a cosmetic product, the assessment and background of the ruling is still relevant because similar claims may be made for cosmetic products.

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Recruitment for Defra's Hazardous Substances Committee
Recruitment for Defra's Hazardous Substances Committee

19 October 2021

Defra is recruiting new committee members for the Hazardous Substances Advisory Committee (HSAC), an independent scientific advisory body.   

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Environmental Claims: Truthful and Accurate
Environmental Claims: Truthful and Accurate

18 October 2021

Review and assess your environmental claims against the Green Claims Code now. The CMA will carry out enforcement investigations from January 2022.

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The UK Prepares for Trade Deal Negotiations with the GCC
The UK Prepares for Trade Deal Negotiations with the GCC

14 October 2021

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

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SCS Formulate Exhibition:  Creating Cosmetics
SCS Formulate Exhibition: Creating Cosmetics

13 October 2021

Taking place on 16-17 November 2021 in Coventry

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LGFB News - Goodbye to SarahJane Robertson
LGFB News - Goodbye to SarahJane Robertson

13 October 2021

We are sad to announce that Sarahjane Robertson, Chief Executive, is to step down as CEO from Look Good Feel Better (LFGB)

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LGFB - Give The Gift of Confidence this Christmas
LGFB - Give The Gift of Confidence this Christmas

13 October 2021

Supporting the industry charity by giving the 'Gift of Confidence' this Christmas

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Sun Protection Conference 2021, 25-26 November 2021, London
Sun Protection Conference 2021, 25-26 November 2021, London

07 October 2021

The 15th Sun Protection Conference will be taking place on 25-26 November at the Royal College of Physicians in London. 

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DIT Export Support Service
DIT Export Support Service

07 October 2021

On 1 October 2021, the Department for International Trade (DIT) launched a new Export Support Service for UK businesses wishing to export to Europe. 

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UK REACH – List of Grandfathered Substances
UK REACH – List of Grandfathered Substances

07 October 2021

The Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) published the list of substances grandfathered under UK REACH from existing holders of EU REACH registrations. 

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EU Commission Inception Impact Assessment on the Review of the EU Cosmetics Regulation
EU Commission Inception Impact Assessment on the Review of the EU Cosmetics Regulation

06 October 2021

On 4 October 2021, the EU Commission issued the inception impact assessment for the review of the EU Cosmetic Products Regulation (CPR).

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Next Generation Risk Assessment (NGRA) for Cosmetic Safety Assessment
Next Generation Risk Assessment (NGRA) for Cosmetic Safety Assessment

29 September 2021

The seventh module of the CTPA Safety Assessment Campaign 2021 explains the Next Generation Risk Assessment (NGRA) approach to the safety assessment of cosmetics.

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Safety Assessment of Fragrance Compounds and Botanical Ingredients
Safety Assessment of Fragrance Compounds and Botanical Ingredients

27 September 2021

The sixth module of the CTPA Safety Assessment Campaign 2021 explains the key considerations and approaches when assessing the safety of fragrance compounds and botanical ingredients.

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Call for Scientific Papers: 32nd IFSCC Congress
Call for Scientific Papers: 32nd IFSCC Congress

24 September 2021

The Society of Cosmetic Scientists (SCS) has issued a Call for Papers for the 32nd IFSCC Congress that will be held in London from 19-22 September 2022.

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Importance of Stability, Microbiology, Packaging and Cosmetovigilance in Cosmetic Safety Assessment
Importance of Stability, Microbiology, Packaging and Cosmetovigilance in Cosmetic Safety Assessment

23 September 2021

The fifth module of the CTPA Safety Assessment Campaign 2021 explains the impact of product stability, microbiological quality, packaging and cosmetovigilance data on the cosmetic safety assessment.

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OPSS Toolkit for UKCA Marking
OPSS Toolkit for UKCA Marking

22 September 2021

OPSS has published a series of documents as a toolkit to help companies understand the use of and compliance with the UKCA marking.

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CMA Publishes its Green Claims Code
CMA Publishes its Green Claims Code

22 September 2021

On 20 September 2021, the CMA published its Green Claims Code, which aims to help businesses understand and comply with their existing obligations under consumer protection law when making environmental claims.

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Impact of Systemic Toxicity in Cosmetic Safety Assessment
Impact of Systemic Toxicity in Cosmetic Safety Assessment

20 September 2021

The fourth module of the CTPA Safety Assessment Campaign 2021 explains the principles behind systemic toxicity including in vivo and in vitro test methods to assess the relevant toxicological end points.

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UK Government New Timetable for Border Controls
UK Government New Timetable for Border Controls

20 September 2021

On 14 September 2021, the UK Government announced a new timetable for introducing border controls between the UK and the EU.  The introduction of border controls is now delayed in order to give businesses more time to prepare for the new processes.

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Evaluation of Local Toxicity in Cosmetic Safety Assessment
Evaluation of Local Toxicity in Cosmetic Safety Assessment

17 September 2021

The third module of the CTPA Safety Assessment Campaign 2021 explains toxicological considerations and test methods to assess local toxicity endpoints including skin irritation, eye irritation, skin sensitisation and phototoxicity.

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Overview of Key Toxicological Principles in Cosmetic Safety Assessment
Overview of Key Toxicological Principles in Cosmetic Safety Assessment

14 September 2021

The second module of the CTPA Safety Assessment Campaign 2021 explains the key toxicological principles in cosmetic safety assessment.

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UK REACH – How to Submit the DUIN
UK REACH – How to Submit the DUIN

13 September 2021

CTPA advises all companies importing chemicals from the EU to submit DUINs to ensure continuity of supply until the UK REACH deadlines for full registration.

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UK Cosmetics Regulation – SCPN Newsletter No.3
UK Cosmetics Regulation – SCPN Newsletter No.3

09 September 2021

The Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS), the UK competent authority for cosmetic products, continues to issue newsletters to registered users of the Submit Cosmetic Products Notifications (SCPN) portal. 

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UK REACH – Preparing for 28 October 2021
UK REACH – Preparing for 28 October 2021

06 September 2021

Many DUs are now importers of chemicals from the EU, or from other third countries, meaning that they may have new obligations to meet under the UK REACH framework. This infographic simplifies what downstream users must do to prepare for the 28 October 2021 deadline under UK REACH.

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COP26 and the Road to Net Zero
COP26 and the Road to Net Zero

03 September 2021

The UK will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow from 31 October until 12 November 2021.

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UK REACH – Roles and Obligations
UK REACH – Roles and Obligations

31 August 2021

CTPA infographic simplifies the roles and obligations under UK REACH, to help companies find their place in the cosmetic supply chain.

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Free Webinar on Importing Goods into GB from the EU
Free Webinar on Importing Goods into GB from the EU

31 August 2021

The Institute of Export and International Trade is organising a free webinar on the import of goods into Great Britain from the EU on 9 September at 15.00.

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OPSS Increases the Transition Period to Label the UKCA Mark
OPSS Increases the Transition Period to Label the UKCA Mark

25 August 2021

On 24 August, OPSS issued a communication to inform companies that the application of the UKCA mark will have an extra year of transition period.

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Defra Webinar on Importing Animal by-Products into GB
Defra Webinar on Importing Animal by-Products into GB

25 August 2021

Defra is hosting a webinar to inform companies on what they need to do to import animal by-products into GB from the EU as of 1 October 2021.

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UK REACH – Find Out if REACH Applies to your Company
UK REACH – Find Out if REACH Applies to your Company

25 August 2021

UKREACH entered into force on 1 January 2021. CTPA created this infographic to simplify UK REACH for the cosmetics industry, to help companies identify if UK REACH applies to them. 

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The Beauty Accelerator™ 2021 - Applications Opening
The Beauty Accelerator™ 2021 - Applications Opening

13 August 2021

The Red Tree and SFC Capital have announced the return of The Beauty Accelerator™ for 2021

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CTPA Webinar ‘Cosmetics: Know Your UK REACH’
CTPA Webinar ‘Cosmetics: Know Your UK REACH’

12 August 2021

Think that UK REACH doesn’t apply to you?  Think again!

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

06 August 2021

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

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Intellectual Property Office on Exhaustion of IP Rights and Parallel Trade
Intellectual Property Office on Exhaustion of IP Rights and Parallel Trade

06 August 2021

The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has launched a consultation on the UK´s future regime for exhaustion of IP rights, which underpins the system of parallel trade. 

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REACHReady Events from the CIA
REACHReady Events from the CIA

06 August 2021

As part of this support service, the CIA is hosting three events businesses on understanding helping businesses to understand UK REACH and how to comply with a framework that requires expert and technical knowledge.

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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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