The Statutory Instrument (SI) Product Safety and Metrology etc. (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, which includes the UK Cosmetics Regulation within Schedule 34, was issued last year to provide a UK regulatory regime for non-food goods should the UK have left the EU without a Withdrawal Agreement (WA). Therefore, this SI was initially in place for a ‘no deal’ Brexit.
On 2 July, the UK Government Department Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) announced the entry into force of the same SI from 1 January 2021; we therefore have confirmation that the UK legislation that was published for a ‘no deal’ Brexit is not expected to change in the current context.
However, a series of SIs have been published to implement technical modifications and make the Product Safety and Metrology SI suitable to the context where the UK left the EU with a WA. More information is below.
More details will be made available in the updated CTPA Brexit advice page ‘Planning for What's Next’, where a new unofficial consolidated version of the UK Cosmetics Regulation will also be uploaded.
For more information on the NI Protocol, please check this news item.