Published: 07 July 2020  (Updated: 07 July 2020)

IMPORTANT Brexit Updates – UK Cosmetics Regulation

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.

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