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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 Sustainability Summit - 'Think Sustainable, Act Positive'
CTPA Sustainability Summit - 'Think Sustainable, Act Positive'

01 December 2020

Join us on 14 January 2021 as key figures in the sustainability industry explore current and upcoming global challenges.

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CTPA Brexit Webinar on 3 December 2020
CTPA Brexit Webinar on 3 December 2020

23 November 2020

If you are looking to ensure you have done everything you need in order to prepare your company and products for 1 January 2021, then this is the right event to join.

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IMPORTANT – CTPA Brexit Webinar Series

01 October 2020

With three months left until the end of the Brexit transition period and uncertainty over the future relationship between the UK and the EU, CTPA is organising three Brexit webinars going towards the end of the year.

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BREXIT – UK Government Events and Q&A on Chemicals

03 December 2020

Defra and the HSE are organising two online events to provide an overview of the chemicals regulatory frameworks (REACH, CLP, PIC).

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Claims Focus – ASA Ruling on non-Substantiated and Borderline Claims
Claims Focus – ASA Ruling on non-Substantiated and Borderline Claims

02 December 2020

On 2 December 2020 the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) issued a ruling against non-substantiated and borderline claims for skincare products.

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IMPORTANT – Brexit Preparedness Advice
IMPORTANT – Brexit Preparedness Advice

02 December 2020

CTPA wants to alert its members and companies that disruptions to the movement of goods are expected occur, regardless of whether there is a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) in place or we begin the year under general World Trade Organisations (WTO) rules. 

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CTPA Sustainability Strategy in Action:  December 2020
CTPA Sustainability Strategy in Action: December 2020

01 December 2020

Read about the latest achievements under CTPA's industry-leading Sustainability Strategy.

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CMA Investigations on Environmental Claims
CMA Investigations on Environmental Claims

23 November 2020

On 2 November, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) issued an investigation for environmental claims across different sectors, including cosmetics and beauty products.

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The UK Plastics Pact - Associate Membership Opportunity
The UK Plastics Pact - Associate Membership Opportunity

20 November 2020

The UK Plastics Pact brings together organisations and individuals to change plastics for good.

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CTPA Brexit Webinar Recording 16 November 2020
CTPA Brexit Webinar Recording 16 November 2020

20 November 2020

The recording of the CTPA Brexit webinar held on 16 November 2020 is now available here. 

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UK Government Guidance for Cosmetics Sold in the UK
UK Government Guidance for Cosmetics Sold in the UK

20 November 2020

On 17 November 2020, the UK Government issued several guidance documents related to the Product Safety and Metrology Statutory Instrument (SI), in which cosmetics are also included within Schedule 34.

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Clear on Plastics Beauty Routine Campaign Launched
Clear on Plastics Beauty Routine Campaign Launched

16 November 2020

CTPA has worked with WRAP on its campaign to encourage recycling of beauty product packaging.

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IMPORTANT – HSE Podcasts on Brexit Preparations for Chemicals

16 November 2020

The Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) are launching a series of podcasts on chemicals readiness on UK REACH.

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RP Focus – Mandate vs Contractual Agreement

16 November 2020

An overview of the options available to set up a new RP and an explanation of when a mandate is needed vs a contractual agreement.

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EU Commission Guidance for Leave-on Alcoholic Hand Products

16 November 2020

On 16 November 2020, the EU Commission has published its Technical Document on product claims for leave-on hydroalcoholic hand gels in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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IMPORTANT – CTPA Brexit webinar for members and non-members

11 November 2020

Are you finding it difficult to understand resources on Brexit preparedness?  Need clarity on the key actions that have to be taken to prepare for the end of the Brexit transition period?

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IMPORTANT – Trading Between GB and NI from 1 January 2021

11 November 2020

The UK Government, in collaboration with the Institute of Export and International Trade, has launched a Trader Support Service (TSS), a free service for those traders and intermediaries moving goods between Great Britain (GB) and Northern Ireland (NI).

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Anti-Ageing conference 4-5 November - Still Time to Attend!
Anti-Ageing conference 4-5 November - Still Time to Attend!

04 November 2020

The biennial Anti-ageing Conference is currently taking place virtually.

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IMPORTANT – CTPA Brexit webinar for members and non-members
IMPORTANT – CTPA Brexit webinar for members and non-members

04 November 2020

Want to check if your preparedness plan covers all the key points?  Want to know more about the recently published UK regulations amendments?

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IMPORTANT – UK Government webinar on UK REACH

04 November 2020

The Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) organise a webinar on UK REACH on 12 November at 11.00.

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Advertising Focus – Social Media Ad Labelling

04 November 2020

On 4 November 2020, the Advertising Standards Authority upheld a ruling against an influencer social media post that was not clearly labelled as marketing communication. 

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Brexit Updates – UK Government Guidance on the Use of the UKNI Mark

04 November 2020

The UK Government has now issued further guidance to clarify the use of the UKNI mark.

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New SCS/RSC 'Discovering Cosmetic Science' Book
New SCS/RSC 'Discovering Cosmetic Science' Book

02 November 2020

The RSC, in collaboration with the SCS, has published a new book entitled 'Discovering Cosmetic Science'.

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Updated EU Borderline Manual for Cosmetics

01 October 2020

The EU Commission Borderline Manual for cosmetics has been updated in September 2020 to include two new entries.

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ECHA News – 1 in 4 Products Found non-Compliant with REACH and CLP

01 October 2020

National enforcement authorities and customs inspectors in 16 EU Member States checked almost 1 400 products, with more than 300 (23%) found non-compliant with REACH and CLP.

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Apply to Join the OPSS Register of Scientific Experts
Apply to Join the OPSS Register of Scientific Experts

01 October 2020

UK Government's Office for Product Safety and Standards needs scientific experts for its Register of Specialists

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19-20 November 2020: UK ChemOnline Event

01 October 2020

The Department for International Trade (DIT) is launching a free virtual chemical trade show on 19 and 20 November 2020, dedicated to UK chemical companies.

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Brexit Updates – UK/EU Negotiations

01 October 2020

On 2 October the 9th round of negotiations between the UK and the EU concluded.

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Brexit Updates – Customs Processes Video from HMRC

01 October 2020

HMRC launched a number of short videos explaining customs processes, the role of intermediaries and what businesses need to know about importing and exporting goods.

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IMPORTANT – New CTPA Brexit Factsheets

01 October 2020

Further to the recent updates of its Brexit members and public resources, CTPA published two factsheets containing the key parts of its advice. 

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Brexit Updates – Joint CIA/Cefic factsheet on Brexit and REACH

01 October 2020

On 25 September 2020, the CIA and Cefic published a joint document providing advice to companies on the impact of Brexit on REACH if there is no Free Trade Agreement between the UK and the EU.

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Brexit Updates – BEIS Webinar on Chemicals

01 October 2020

On 2 November 2020 at 11.00, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) will be running a business readiness webinar on chemicals.

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PAS 9017 Plastics – Biodegradation of polyolefins in an open-air terrestrial environment
PAS 9017 Plastics – Biodegradation of polyolefins in an open-air terrestrial environment

01 October 2020

Plastic packaging that claims to be biodegradable can now be verified via a new benchmark available from the BSI.

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Brexit Updates – EU/UK Negotiations

01 October 2020

On 15 October 2020, the EU Council of the European Union issued a press release on the EU/UK negotiations.

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IMPORTANT Brexit Updates – UK Cosmetics Regulation

01 October 2020

On 13 October 2020, the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) laid the Product Safety and Metrology etc. (Amendment etc.) (UK(NI) Indication) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 into Parliamentary process. 

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IMPORTANT Brexit Updates – UK/EU Negotiations

01 October 2020

On 21 October 2020, the UK Government issued a statement on the progression of the UK/EU negotiations. 

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IMPORTANT Brexit Updates – UK REACH SI 4th Amendment

01 October 2020

On 19 October 2020 Defra issued the fourth amendment to the UK REACH Statutory Instrument (SI), which was laid before Parliament and will go through parliamentary process. 

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Practical Case Studies: Cosmetic Raw Materials Safety Assessment
Practical Case Studies: Cosmetic Raw Materials Safety Assessment

30 September 2020

This CTPA and XCellR8 joint virtual training will be delivered by industry experts using practical case studies.

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Borderline Focus – Antibacterial: Cosmetic, Biocide or Medicine?

29 September 2020

Antibacterial products can be classed as cosmetics, biocides or medicines, based on their main product function and their overall presentation.

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ECHA News – Biocides Advice for COVID-19

29 September 2020

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) issued public news with specific advice for biocidal products during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Hilary Hall at NHBF - Thank you, Goodbye and Good Wishes

29 September 2020

It has been announced that Hilary Hall, Chief Executive of the National Hair & Beauty Federation (NHBF), is retiring on 30 September

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Ethical and Reliable: Alternatives to Animal Testing in Cosmetic Safety Assessment
Ethical and Reliable: Alternatives to Animal Testing in Cosmetic Safety Assessment

22 September 2020

March 2020 marks 7th anniversary of the complete implementation of the EU animal testing ban for cosmetics.

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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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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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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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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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