UK REACH entered into force on 1 January 2021, with the post-Brexit landscape characterised by changes to roles and obligations and a level of uncertainty to business continuity and supply of chemicals (including cosmetic ingredients). This has especially affected Downstream Users (DUs) of chemicals, which the majority of cosmetic businesses can identify with. 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.
The below infographic simplifies UK REACH for the cosmetics industry, to help companies identify if UK REACH applies to them. For more information, companies can consult the CTPA Guide on post-Brexit Trade. CTPA is also hosting the open webinar ‘Cosmetics: Know Your UK REACH’ on 8 September 2021 at 10.00-12.00 to help untangle the fundamentals under UK REACH and clarify roles and responsibilities within the cosmetics industry. For more information and to register, click here.