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After Brexit will I still need to notify my products sold in the UK through the EU CPNP?

As of the end of the transition period (currently scheduled for 31 December 2020), the EU cosmetics regulation will no longer be applicable in the UK and therefore notification in the EU CPNP is no longer needed for cosmetic products sold on the UK market.    Once the UK cosmetics regulation is finalised

BREXIT - Plan for What's Next

This free webinar will help companies better understand the political situation, the possible future scenarios and how to prepare for any possible outcome.

Brexit Updates - Rules of Origin

Rules of Origin are key to determine the origin of a product and which tariffs and preferential trade will apply to such product. 

Does Brexit mean products sold in the UK no longer have to comply with the EU Cosmetics Regulation?

During the transition period (currently scheduled to end on 31 December 2020), EU law is still applicable in the UK, therefore it is business as usual for cosmetics companies until this date.    As of the end of the transition period, the UK will have its own cosmetics regulation meaning that products

Event: 03 December 2020 - Brexit Webinar - Last Minute Check!

This Brexit webinar is aimed at providing a final call for last-minute readiness assessment and latest updates.

Event: 16 November 2020 - Brexit Webinar - Members and Non-Member Advice

This webinar will provide general Brexit advice to companies, to ensure readiness for 1 January 2021.

Event: 29 October 2020 - CTPA Brexit Webinar - Members Advice

This webinar is intended to provide a thorough overview of the future UK regulatory landscape for cosmetics.

News: 01 July 2020 - CTPA Brexit Round-up June 2020

A selection of all the news items surrounding Brexit during the month of June 2020.

News: 01 March 2019 - Brexit - EU Commission issues 'no deal' technical notice on REACH

The EU Commission issued on 26 February a Brexit technical notice on the impact of 'no deal' Brexit on REACH.

News: 01 March 2019 - Brexit - Urgent Call to Members on REACH Registrations

CTPA is asking for confidential input to assist the CTPA to provide robust anonymised information to Defra on the likely impact of a 'no deal' Brexit on REACH.

News: 01 November 2018 - EU Commission Q&A on Brexit and Biocides

On 23 October 2018, the EU Commission published its Q&A document to remind companies of legal repercussions post Brexit.

News: 01 September 2019 - CTPA Brexit Discussion Event, 8 October 2019

With the likelihood of a 'no deal' Brexit increasing, CTPA is organising a discussion event on this important topic on 8 October at the Royal Society of Chemistry (Piccadilly, London).

News: 01 September 2019 - CTPA Brexit Webinar 'What to Do Now'

With the likelihood of a 'no deal' Brexit increasing and with the Exit day (31 October) approaching, CTPA is holding a free, short Brexit webinar 'What to Do Now' on 17 September at 15.00-16.00 (BST time).

News: 02 December 2019 - Brexit and UK Political Updates: General Election Manifestos

Ahead of the General Election on 12 December, a summary of the manifestos from the Green Party, Liberal Democrat Party, Labour Party and Conservative Party are available in this news item.

News: 02 February 2017 - Round up of the CTPA Webinar on Brexit (31 January)

CTPA held a webinar on 31 January 2017 on 'The Implications of the UK Leaving the European Union from the Perspective of the Cosmetics Industry'.

News: 02 September 2019 - Brexit News - CBI Brexit Survey

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) is inviting UK businesses to take part in a short survey on how businesses are preparing for Brexit to assist the organisation in shaping its position.

News: 03 April 2020 - Brexit Updates – EU Technical Notice on REACH

On 30 March, the EU Commission updated its technical notice on REACH to advise companies on how to prepare to ensure compliance with EU REACH at the end of the Brexit transition period (currently set for 31 December 2020).

News: 03 April 2020 - Brexit Updates – EU Technical Notice on REACH

On 30 March, the EU Commission updated its technical notice on REACH to advise companies on how to prepare to ensure compliance with EU REACH at the end of the Brexit transition period (currently set for 31 December 2020).

News: 03 June 2019 - Brexit Updates - Companies Are Urged to Prepare for a 'No Deal' Brexit

On 23 July, Boris Johnson was elected as Leader of the Conservative Party and therefore became the UK's new Prime Minister.

News: 03 June 2019 - Brexit Updates - Members Are Urged to Continue to Prepare for 'No Deal' Brexit

CTPA urges members to continue to prepare for the worst-case scenario where the UK leaves the EU without a Withdrawal Agreement on 31 October 2019.

News: 03 June 2020 - Brexit Updates – Joint CIA/Cefic Position Paper on Chemicals

On 28 May 2020, the Chemical Industries Association (CIA) and the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) published two joint position papers on Brexit and negotiations.

News: 03 June 2020 - Brexit Updates – Joint CIA/Cefic Position Paper on Chemicals

On 28 May 2020, the Chemical Industries Association (CIA) and the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) published two joint position papers on Brexit and negotiations.

News: 03 June 2020 - Brexit Updates – UK/EU Future Relationship

On 27 May 2020, the House of Commons Library published an article and report on the UK/EU future relationship, providing an overview of the outcome of the first three rounds of negotiations held between April and May 2020.

News: 03 June 2020 - CTPA Brexit Webinar – Did You Miss It?

On 26 May 2020, CTPA held a free Brexit webinar ‘Simplifying Brexit: Practical Advice for Small Businesses’ for both members and non-members. 

News: 03 June 2020 - CTPA Brexit Webinar – Did You Miss It?

On 26 May 2020, CTPA held a free Brexit webinar ‘Simplifying Brexit: Practical Advice for Small Businesses’ for both members and non-members.

News: 03 March 2020 - Brexit Updates – CTPA Position Papers

Following the publication of the Brexit negotiation mandates by both the EU and the UK, CTPA has now issued its position papers with the key negotiation arguments for the future cooperation between the UK and the EU and the proposals for the future UK regulatory frameworks for cosmetics.

News: 03 March 2020 - Brexit Updates – CTPA Position Papers

Following the publication of the Brexit negotiation mandates by both the EU and the UK, CTPA has now issued its position papers with the key negotiation arguments for the future cooperation between the UK and the EU and the proposals for the future UK regulatory frameworks for cosmetics.

News: 03 March 2020 - Brexit Updates – UK Government Negotiations Mandates

On 27 February 2020, the UK Government published its negotiation mandates for the future relationship with the EU.

News: 03 March 2020 - Brexit Updates – UK Government Negotiations Mandates

On 27 February 2020, the UK Government published its negotiation mandates for the future relationship with the EU.

News: 03 September 2020 - Brexit Updates – UK REACH New Guidance and Timelines

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.

News: 03 September 2020 - Brexit Updates – UK REACH New Guidance and Timelines

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.

News: 04 February 2020 - Brexit Updates - CTPA Webinar on Rules of Origin

CTPA is organising a webinar on 25 February at 13.30-14.30 on Rules of Origin, which are key to determine the origin of a product and which tariffs and preferential trade will apply to such product.

News: 04 February 2020 - CTPA Brexit Webinar – Plan for What’s Next!

CTPA is organising a free Brexit webinar for members and non-members on 21 February 2020 at 13.30-15.00 to help companies better understand the political situation, the possible future scenarios and how to prepare for any possible outcome.

News: 04 February 2020 - CTPA Brexit Webinar – Plan for What’s Next!

CTPA is organising a free Brexit webinar for members and non-members on 21 February 2020 at 13.30-15.00 to help companies better understand the political situation, the possible future scenarios and how to prepare for any possible outcome.

News: 04 October 2019 - Brexit - UK Notification Database

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has notified CTPA of some changes to the requirements of the UK system in relation to the notification of existing products (those previously notified on the EU CPNP prior to Exit Day).

News: 04 October 2019 - Brexit – New Guidance on UK REACH Published by the UK Government

Defra has updated the existing guidance with advice for companies on how to comply with UK REACH post-Brexit, if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

News: 04 October 2019 - Brexit – New Guidance on UK REACH Published by the UK Government

Defra has updated the existing guidance with advice for companies on how to comply with UK REACH post-Brexit, if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

News: 05 August 2020 - Brexit Updates – UK/EU Negotiations

The Brexit negotiations have continued throughout the month of July, however with very little progress reported from both sides. 

News: 05 December 2018 - Brexit - CTPA Position on the Withdrawal Agreement

CTPA is calling on the UK Government and Members of Parliament to avoid a 'no deal' scenario.

News: 05 December 2018 - Brexit - CTPA Position on the Withdrawal Agreement

CTPA is calling on the UK Government and Members of Parliament to avoid a 'no deal' scenario.

News: 05 December 2018 - Brexit Updates - EU Commission Publishes Brexit Notice on Cosmetics

On 29 November the EU Commission published a Brexit notice specific for cosmetics.

News: 05 February 2020 - Brexit Updates – UK Communication to WTO

Following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU on 31 January 2020, the UK issued a communication to World Trade Organisation members.

News: 05 February 2020 - Brexit Updates – UK/EU Negotiations

On 3 February, the UK Prime Minister issued a statement on the UK/EU negotiations; further details on this and other trade negotiations will be made available as the process develops.

News: 05 June 2020 - Brexit Updates – Understanding the UK/EU Negotiations

On 2 June 2020, the House of Commons Library published a report explaining the current situation and progress of the Brexit negotiations and their timetable, while analysing the possibilities and the process for extending the Brexit transition period.

News: 05 June 2020 - Brexit Updates – Understanding the UK/EU Negotiations

On 2 June 2020, the House of Commons Library published a report explaining the current situation and progress of the Brexit negotiations and their timetable, while analysing the possibilities and the process for extending the Brexit transition period.

News: 05 March 2020 - Brexit Updates – Understanding the UK/EU Negotiations

Further to the publication of the negotiation mandates by both the UK and the EU, CTPA would like to bring members’ attention to this article from the House of Commons Library.

News: 05 May 2020 - Brexit Updates – UK REACH Briefing Paper

On 1 May, the House of Commons Library published  a briefing paper on Brexit and the Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals Regulation (REACH). 

News: 05 May 2020 - Brexit Updates – UK REACH Briefing Paper

On 1 May, the House of Commons Library published a briefing paper on Brexit and the Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals Regulation (REACH).

News: 06 December 2016 - New CTPA Ad Hoc Brexit Strategy Working Group

The new Ad Hoc Brexit Strategy Working Group has been set-up bringing different expertise from across the membership, including legal, external affairs and communication.

News: 06 February 2017 - Brexit - CBI Submission on Transitional Arrangements

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has submitted its reply to the Treasury Select Committee's inquiry on transitional arrangements.

News: 06 February 2017 - Brexit - White Paper Published

On 2 February the Government published the White Paper "The United Kingdom's exit from and new partnership with the European Union"

News: 06 February 2019 - What Is the Future Regulatory Framework For the Cosmetics Industry post-Brexit?

Do you know what the new regulatory framework for cosmetics will be in the event of a 'no deal' Brexit?

News: 06 February 2019 - What Is the Future Regulatory Framework For the Cosmetics Industry post-Brexit?

Do you know what the new regulatory framework for cosmetics will be in the event of a 'no deal' Brexit?

News: 06 June 2018 - Brexit Update - UK Parliamentary Papers

The UK Parliament has published two papers related to Brexit, regarding Customs and Regulatory Arrangements and the Impact on the Pharmaceutical Industry.

News: 07 February 2019 - How Do I Prepare My Company in the Event of a 'No Deal' Brexit?

The probability of a 'no deal' Brexit scenario has decreased, although it is still the only default outcome if no other option is put into place

News: 07 February 2019 - How Do I Prepare My Company in the Event of a 'No Deal' Brexit?

The probability of a 'no deal' Brexit scenario has decreased, although it is still the only default outcome if no other option is put into place

News: 07 July 2020 - Brexit Updates – CITES

On 2 July, the UK Government updated its advice on trading CITES-listed specimens through the UK from 1 January 2021.

News: 07 July 2020 - Brexit Updates – CITES

On 2 July, the UK Government updated its advice on trading CITES-listed specimens through the UK from 1 January 2021.

News: 07 July 2020 - IMPORTANT Brexit Updates – NI Protocol

The Withdrawal Agreement (WA) under which terms the UK left the EU on 31 January 2020 also includes a Protocol on Northern Ireland, providing the legal framework for trade in NI. An explanatory note is available here.

News: 07 July 2020 - IMPORTANT Brexit Updates – NI Protocol

The Withdrawal Agreement (WA) under which terms the UK left the EU on 31 January 2020 also includes a Protocol on Northern Ireland, providing the legal framework for trade in NI.  An explanatory note is available here.

News: 07 July 2020 - IMPORTANT Brexit Updates – UK Cosmetics Regulation

Important updates on the UK Cosmetics Regulation that will come into force as of the end of the Brexit transition period.

News: 07 July 2020 - IMPORTANT Brexit Updates – UK Cosmetics Regulation

Important update on the UK Cosmetics Regulation that will come into force as of the end of the Brexit transition period.

News: 07 March 2019 - CTPA Brexit Seminar 'CTPA Navigating the New Cosmetic Landscape'

On 14 February, CTPA held an afternoon seminar on Brexit 'CTPA Navigating the New Cosmetic Landscape'.

News: 07 March 2019 - Post Brexit Salon Supplies

Jonathan Prynn from the Evening Standard contacted CTPA on 6 March regarding a hairdresser who has been advising clients to get hair coloured before Brexit

News: 07 November 2017 - Media Alert: Cosmetics Business News - Brexit

On Friday 3 November, Patricia Mansfield-Devine, writing for Cosmetics Business, contacted CTPA for a quote on the EEA and REACH post-Brexit. Article published 4 November 2017

News: 07 November 2018 - UK Parliament Report on Chemicals Regulation Post Brexit and ACA Letter

The House of Lords EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee published its report on chemical regulations after Brexit. The ACA sent a letter to Defra highlighting concerns of UK REACH.

News: 08 February 2019 - Brexit - EU Commission Q&A on Goods Placed on the EU Market Before Exit Day

The EU Commission has published a Q&A with the provisions for goods placed on the EU market before Exit day.

News: 08 February 2019 - Brexit - UK REACH-IT Trials

Defra is inviting companies to undertake end-to-end testing of the UK REACH-IT system.

News: 08 January 2018 - New CTPA Brexit Factsheet - Phase 2 of Negotiations

We are now approaching phase 2 of the negotiation which will cover the remit of a potential transition period and the framework of the future EU / UK relationship.

News: 08 January 2019 - Brexit News - CTPA Factsheet and Position Paper on 'No Deal' UK REACH Plan

Following the publication of the 'no deal' UK REACH plan, CTPA EU Exit Strategy Group and REACH Working Group have assessed the impact of 'no deal' Brexit on REACH.

News: 08 January 2019 - Brexit News - CTPA Factsheet on 'No Deal' UK REACH Plan

Following the publication of the 'no deal' UK REACH plan, CTPA EU Exit Strategy Group and REACH Working Group have assessed the impact of 'no deal' Brexit on REACH.

News: 08 January 2019 - Brexit News - Immigration White Paper

The UK Government's Immigration White Paper, published in December 2018, outlines proposals for the future border and immigration system that will be in place post-Brexit from the end of the transition period.

News: 08 January 2019 - Defra Launches Social Research for Post-Brexit Chemicals Regime

Defra has commissioned a study to assess the impacts of the UK's post-Brexit chemicals regime plan.

News: 08 March 2019 - Media and Parliamentary Update: UK REACH and Brexit

Lord Teverson has written an open letter to Dr Thérèse Coffey, Defra regarding the Minister's response to the 'EU Committee report Brexit: chemical regulation' report.

News: 08 May 2019 - Brexit and Rules of Origin - Feedback from Members Needed

CTPA has been contacted by BEIS seeking industry input on rules of origin within trade agreements for cosmetics.

News: 08 May 2019 - Brexit Updates - Importing and Exporting Goods and Preparedness Tool

DIT recently published a series of guides explaining changes, country by country, to exporting goods and services from the UK in the event of a 'no deal' Brexit.

News: 08 October 2019 - Brexit - UK Government ‘No Deal’ Advice Update

With 31 October approaching and the possibility of a ‘no deal’ Brexit still acknowledged as highly likely, the UK Government continues to publish specific advice to help companies prepare for the worst-case scenario.

News: 08 September 2020 - Brexit Updates – CBI Brexit Hubs

The CBI has now issued new and improved UK Transition Hub, helping companies to plan for 1 January 2021, based on the latest UK and EU guidance.

News: 08 September 2020 - Brexit Updates – EU/UK Negotiations

On 1 September 2020, the House of Commons Library published a report summarising the status of the EU/UK negotiations so far.

News: 08 September 2020 - Brexit Updates – Guidance from the UK Government

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’.

News: 08 September 2020 - Brexit Updates – Guidance from the UK Government

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’. 

News: 08 September 2020 - NEW! CTPA Brexit Advice for Members

CTPA launched updated its Brexit Advice for Members 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.

News: 08 September 2020 - NEW! CTPA Brexit Public Advice

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.

News: 09 April 2019 - Brexit 'No Deal' Customs Declaration Free Online Training

The Institute of Export and International Trade is offering CTPA members free online training on customs declarations in the event of a 'no deal' Brexit.

News: 09 April 2019 - Brexit Updates - New Guidance from DIT and HMRC

The Department for International Trade (DIT) has recently published three videos to explain to companies what tariffs are and how they will be impacted by a 'no deal' Brexit.

News: 09 April 2019 - IMPORTANT: Brexit Updates - UK REACH SI Amendment

The Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has published, on 3 April, the REACH etc. (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) (No.2) Regulation 2019, which amends the previously approved UK REACH SI.

News: 09 January 2019 - Media Alert: The Guardian - 'Safety of Cosmetic Products Post-Brexit'

We are aware of an article published in The Guardian on 8 January 2019 entitled 'Carcinogens in your cosmetics? Welcome to Britain' by Caroline Criado-Perez

News: 09 June 2020 - Brexit Updates – UK/EU Fourth Round of Negotiations

The fourth round of Brexit negotiations was carried out throughout week commencing 1 June.  The UK Government has yet to formally comment on the outcome of the negotiations.

News: 09 June 2020 - Brexit Updates – UK/EU Fourth Round of Negotiations

The fourth round of Brexit negotiations was carried out throughout week commencing 1 June.  The UK Government has yet to formally comment on the outcome of the negotiations.

News: 09 June 2020 - Brexit – Call for Evidence of Technical Barriers to Trade

The House of Lords has launched an inquiry into non-tariff barriers that could affect future UK-EU trade in manufactured goods and how these could be addressed in the future economic relationship to facilitate trade.

News: 09 June 2020 - Brexit – Call for Evidence of Technical Barriers to Trade

The House of Lords has launched an inquiry into non-tariff barriers that could affect future UK-EU trade in manufactured goods and how these could be addressed in the future economic relationship to facilitate trade.

News: 10 April 2019 - Brexit - Safety Assessor Qualifications for Belgium

UK qualified safety assessors who provide safety assessment services for Responsible Persons in Belgium are advised to check the status of their qualifications in preparation of the UK exiting the EU.

News: 10 February 2020 - IMPORTANT – Public Consultation on UK Tariffs post-Brexit

The Department for International Trade (DIT) has launched a 4-week consultation on the UK Global Tariff, the schedule that will outline the tariffs imposed on all imports into the UK from 1 January 2021 onwards and will replace the EU’s Common External Tariff.

News: 11 April 2018 - BREXIT - CBI Report on the EU Rules that Matter to the Economy

The Confederation of Business Industry (CBI) has recently launched its new report- entitled "Smooth Operations" - on the EU rules that matter to the economy.

News: 11 April 2018 - BREXIT - Contingency Planning

CTPA has been working in collaboration with its EU Exit Strategy Group to develop a guidance document 'EU Exit - Planning for Success' explaining the following 4 steps companies should take

News: 11 February 2019 - Brexit - Article on 'No Deal' Scenario and WTO Rules

The UK Parliament has published in its Commons Library an interesting article on how tariffs will be affected by a 'no deal' Brexit and World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules.

News: 11 October 2016 - CTPA Brexit Seminar

CTPA hosted a successful half-day seminar titled "CTPA Tackles Brexit - Implications for the Cosmetics Industry" on Wednesday 5 October 2016. The event, specifically tailored for the UK cosmetic industry.

News: 11 September 2019 - Brexit - HSE Preparedness Survey

The HSE and Defra have issued a survey to businesses and those across the supply chain in order to understand how confident companies are in their preparedness for a 'no deal' Brexit.

News: 12 December 2018 - Brexit News - ECHA Updates its Brexit Q&A

The European Chemical Agency (ECHA) has updated Q&As on Brexit.

News: 12 December 2018 - Brexit Update - UK Government Issues Updated 'No Deal' Technical Notice on REACH

On 4 December, the UK Government issued an updated 'no deal' technical notice on REACH.

News: 12 February 2020 - Brexit Updates – Use of the CE Mark

Further to the UK leaving the EU on 31 January and the beginning of the transition period on 1 February (which runs until 31 December 2020), the UK Government issued a communication to businesses concerning the use of the CE mark.

News: 12 May 2020 - EVENT – CTPA Brexit Webinar

On 26 May at 14.00-15.30 BST (GMT+1), CTPA will run the webinar ‘Simplifying Brexit: Practical Advice for Small Businesses’, free for both members and non-members of CTPA. This event is intended to provide the necessary information for small and medium businesses, covering crucial aspects of Brexit

News: 12 May 2020 - EVENT – CTPA Brexit Webinar

On 26 May at 14.00-15.30 BST (GMT+1), CTPA will run the webinar ‘Simplifying Brexit: Practical Advice for Small Businesses’, free for both members and non-members of CTPA. This event is intended to provide the necessary information for small and medium businesses, covering crucial aspects of Brexit

News: 12 October 2020 - Brexit Updates – Customs Processes Video from HMRC

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.

News: 12 October 2020 - Brexit Updates – Customs Processes Video from HMRC

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.

News: 12 October 2020 - Brexit Updates – UK/EU Negotiations

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

News: 12 October 2020 - Brexit Updates – UK/EU Negotiations

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

News: 12 September 2019 - Latest Brexit Political Developments

On 3 September the Prime Minister (PM) lost his first vote in the House of Commons.

News: 13 December 2019 - Brexit and UK Politics Updates after General Election

Summary of the results of the UK General Election and Brexit analysis.

News: 13 January 2020 - Brexit Updates

Following the last Brexit update on 13 December 2019, CTPA still advises members to prepare for the worst Brexit scenario.

News: 13 January 2020 - Brexit Updates

A ‘no deal’ Brexit is less likely but still a possibility as of 31 January 2020. Whilst CTPA continues to advise that companies prepare for the worst-case scenario, it is now more likely for the UK to leave the EU with a deal on 31 January 2020.

News: 13 July 2018 - UK Government Issues White Paper on Brexit

The UK Government published its White Paper on Brexit 'The United Kingdom's exit from and new partnership with the European Union White Paper' on 12 July 2018, as expected

News: 13 July 2020 - Brexit Updates – EU Readiness Communication

On 9 July, the EU Commission issued a Communication to help national authorities, businesses and citizens prepare for the changes that will arise at the end of the Brexit transition period (31 December 2020).

News: 13 July 2020 - Brexit Updates – EU Readiness Communication

On 9 July, the EU Commission issued a Communication to help national authorities, businesses and citizens prepare for the changes that will arise at the end of the Brexit transition period (31 December 2020).  

News: 13 July 2020 - Brexit Updates – UK Guidance on Imports from the EU

On 10 July, the UK Government published two guidance on how to import goods from the EU from 1 January 2021 and on how to move goods in/out/through Northern Ireland from 1 January 2021.

News: 13 July 2020 - Brexit Updates – UK Guidance on Imports from the EU

On 10 July, the UK Government published two guidance on how to import goods from the EU from 1 January 2021 and on how to move goods in/out/through Northern Ireland from 1 January 2021.

News: 13 June 2019 - Brexit - Call for Further UK CPNP Trial Participants

OPSS is reaching out to industry to extend the range of companies involved in the trial

News: 13 November 2019 - Media Update - Brexit/Packaging/Beauty Industry Bullying

Cosmetics Business / Beauty Magazine contact to CTPA on panic buying ahead of Brexit. BBC2 Victoria Derbyshire programme on bullying in the beauty industry. We-Pack contact to CTPA on packaging and labelling requirements.

News: 13 October 2020 - IMPORTANT – CTPA Brexit Webinar Series

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.

News: 13 October 2020 - IMPORTANT – CTPA Brexit Webinar Series

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.

News: 13 October 2020 - IMPORTANT – New CTPA Brexit Factsheets

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

News: 13 October 2020 - IMPORTANT – New CTPA Brexit Factsheets

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

News: 14 August 2020 - Brexit Updates – UK REACH-IT Testing

The Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is continuing to run testing of the UK REACH-IT system, to ensure it is fit for purpose and that companies understand how to use it ahead of its launch on 1 January 2021.

News: 14 August 2020 - Brexit Updates – UK/EU Negotiations

The Brexit negotiations have continued throughout the month of July, however with very little progress reported from both sides.

News: 14 January 2019 - Media Alert: The Guardian - Safety of Cosmetic Products Post-Brexit

The Guardian has published an article claiming cosmetic products could contain unsafe ingredients after the UK leaves the EU.

News: 14 June 2019 - Brexit - New 'No Deal' Preparedness Notice from the EU

On 12 June the EU Commission published a new 'no deal' Brexit preparedness notice, confirming that such outcome is still possible as of 31 October 2019 and that all measures carried out for the original Exit day will remain in place.

News: 14 June 2019 - Brexit Updates - New 'No Deal' Preparedness Notice from the EU

On 12 June the EU Commission published a new 'no deal' Brexit preparedness notice, confirming that such outcome is still possible as of 31 October 2019 and that all measures carried out for the original Exit day will remain in place.

News: 14 September 2020 - Brexit Updates – HMRC Letters to UK Businesses

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.

News: 14 September 2020 - Brexit Updates – HMRC Letters to UK Businesses

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.

News: 14 September 2020 - Brexit Updates – UK/EU Negotiations

The 8th round of Brexit negotiations between the UK and the EU concluded on 10 September.

News: 14 September 2020 - Brexit Updates – UK/EU Negotiations

The 8th round of Brexit negotiations between the UK and the EU concluded on 10 September.

News: 15 April 2019 - Brexit Updates - Extension of Article 50 Agreed

At the last EU Council on 10 April 2019, the EU Commission and the UK agreed on a further extension of Article 50 until 31 October 2019.

News: 15 April 2020 - Brexit Updates – Customs Authorisations

On 9 April, the UK Government updated its guidance on what changes may apply to customs authorisation as at the end of the Brexit transition period, currently scheduled for 31 December 2020.

News: 15 April 2020 - Brexit Updates – Customs Authorisations

On 9 April, the UK Government updated its guidance on what changes may apply to customs authorisation as at the end of the Brexit transition period, currently scheduled for 31 December 2020. 

News: 15 April 2020 - Brexit Updates – UK/EU Negotiations

Update on the progress of the UK/EU Brexit negotiations. On 18 March the EU Commission published the draft legal text of the Agreement on the New Partnership with the UK.

News: 15 August 2016 - CTPA Tackles Brexit - CTPA Half-Day Seminar - Deadline Approaching

CTPA Tackles Brexit - CTPA Half-Day Seminar. Deadline for bookings Friday 23 September.

News: 15 January 2019 - Brexit News - UK REACH-IT System Trials

Defra is looking for Downstream Users that currently don't have obligations to register substances, but may have in a 'no deal' Brexit, to run UK REACH-IT trials.

News: 15 March 2017 - New CTPA Brexit Factsheet - European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill

CTPA has issued a new Brexit factsheet on 14 March 2017 providing an update on recent Parliamentary developments and outlining the future steps in the withdrawal process of the UK from the EU.

News: 15 October 2018 - Media contacts: BBC News and Trade Press on Brexit

CTPA provided written and broadcast interviews on the EU Exit following the FEBEA Cosmetics World Tour

News: 16 April 2020 - Institute of Export Brexit Webinars

The Institute of Export and International Trade is organising a series of webinars on topics relevant to companies importing and exporting goods when the Brexit transition period ends (currently 31 December 2020).

News: 16 January 2019 - Brexit - UK EORI Number to Trade with the EU

UK-based businesses trading with the EU will need a UK Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) number to continue trading in the event of a 'no deal' Brexit.

News: 16 January 2019 - Brexit - UK Government Launches its EU Exit Public Information Campaign

The UK Government has launched its EU Exit public information campaign.

News: 16 January 2019 - Brexit - UK REACH SI Published

The UK Government has now published the Statutory Instrument (SI) for UK REACH.

News: 16 June 2020 - Brexit Updates – UK Border Control Plans

The UK Government is accelerating its border planning to implement border controls for EU goods imported into Great Britain as of the end of the Brexit transition period (31 December 2020). 

News: 16 June 2020 - Brexit Updates – UK Border Control Plans

The UK Government is accelerating its border planning to implement border controls for EU goods imported into Great Britain as of the end of the Brexit transition period (31 December 2020). 

News: 16 June 2020 - Brexit Updates – UK Government Businesses Engagement on Northern Ireland

On 11 June 2020, Her Majesty Revenue and Customs (HMRC) published a questionnaire for businesses moving goods between Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

News: 16 June 2020 - Brexit Updates – UK Government Businesses Engagement on Northern Ireland

On 11 June 2020, Her Majesty Revenue and Customs (HMRC) published a questionnaire for businesses moving goods between Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

News: 16 June 2020 - Brexit Updates – UK/EU Negotiations

On 12 June 2020, the second meeting of the Withdrawal Agreement Joint Committee was held. On 15 June 2020, the UK Prime Minister met with the President of the European Council, the President of the European Commission and the President of the European Parliament.  

News: 16 June 2020 - Brexit Updates – UK/EU Negotiations

On 12 June 2020, the second meeting of the Withdrawal Agreement Joint Committee was held. On 15 June 2020, the UK Prime Minister met with the President of the European Council, the President of the European Commission and the President of the European Parliament.  

News: 16 October 2018 - New CTPA Brexit Factsheet - The Impact of a 'No deal' Brexit on the Cosmetics Industry

CTPA has created a new Brexit factsheet to help cosmetic companies to understand the impact of a 'no deal' scenario on their business.

News: 16 October 2018 - New CTPA Brexit factsheet - The Impact of a 'No deal' Brexit on the Cosmetics Industry

CTPA has created a new Brexit factsheet to help cosmetic companies to understand the impact of a 'no deal' scenario on their business.

News: 16 October 2019 - Brexit – CBI ‘No Deal’ Preparations Hub

CBI has recently launched its ‘no deal’ Brexit preparation hub. 

News: 16 October 2019 - Brexit – CBI ‘No Deal’ Preparations Hub

CBI has recently launched its ‘no deal’ Brexit preparation hub. 

News: 16 October 2019 - Brexit – HMRC Letters to Businesses

HMRC has written letters to VAT-registered businesses across the UK to explain changes to customs, excise and VAT in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

News: 16 October 2019 - Brexit – HMRC Letters to Businesses

HMRC has written letters to VAT-registered businesses across the UK to explain changes to customs, excise and VAT in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

News: 16 October 2019 - Brexit – HSE and Defra Events

Defra and the HSE will be holding two stakeholder events on Brexit.

News: 16 October 2019 - Brexit – HSE and Defra Events

The Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) will be holding two stakeholder events on Brexit and its impact on the chemical regimes in a ‘no deal’ scenario.

News: 16 October 2019 - Brexit – OPSS Publishes ‘No Deal’ Brexit Guidance for Cosmetics

OPSS has published guidance to help companies understand how the UK Cosmetics Regulation will apply to cosmetic products sold on the UK market if there is a ‘no deal’ Brexit.

News: 16 October 2019 - Brexit – OPSS Publishes ‘No Deal’ Brexit Guidance for Cosmetics

OPSS has published guidance to help companies understand how the UK Cosmetics Regulation will apply to cosmetic products sold on the UK market if there is a ‘no deal’ Brexit.

News: 16 October 2020 - Brexit Updates – BEIS Webinar on Chemicals

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.

News: 16 October 2020 - Brexit Updates – BEIS Webinar on Chemicals

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.

News: 16 October 2020 - Brexit Updates – Joint CIA/Cefic factsheet on Brexit and REACH

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.

News: 16 October 2020 - Brexit Updates – Joint CIA/Cefic factsheet on Brexit and REACH

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.

News: 17 December 2018 - Brexit News - SI for UK Cosmetics Regulation

The Product Safety and Metrology etc. (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 which include Schedule 34 Amendment of Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 and related amendments have now been laid in draft before Parliament.

News: 17 January 2019 - Cosmetics Containing CITES-Listed Natural Ingredients - Moving Products Around the EU After Brexit

Following the UK's exit from the EU, movement of all species controlled under CITES between the UK and the EU will no longer take place freely. Import, export and re-export permits will be required. Specific UK ports have been designated for CITES goods.

News: 17 January 2020 - HoC Library Article on Brexit and Northern Ireland Border

On 14 January, the House of Commons Library published an article on Brexit and the Northern Ireland (NI) border.

News: 17 January 2020 - HoC Library Article on Brexit and Northern Ireland Border

On 14 January, the House of Commons Library published an article on Brexit and the Northern Ireland (NI) border.

News: 17 July 2020 - Brexit Updates – UK Border Operating Model

On 13 July, the UK Government published the ‘Border Operating Model’, a guidance explaining how the EU/GB border will operate from 1 January 2021.

News: 17 July 2020 - Brexit Updates – UK Border Operating Model

On 13 July, the UK Government published the ‘Border Operating Model’, a guidance explaining how the EU/GB border will operate from 1 January 2021.

News: 17 September 2018 - Brexit - No-deal UK Government Technical Notices

The UK Government released on 13 September new technical notices to provide information on what a no-deal could mean to economic operators and the public.

News: 18 August 2020 - Joint CTPA and UKCA Brexit Webinar ‘Importing and Exporting Cosmetic and Personal Care Products in 2021 - Post Transition Period’, 27 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. 

News: 18 August 2020 - Joint CTPA and UKCA Brexit Webinar ‘Importing and Exporting Cosmetic and Personal Care Products in 2021 - Post Transition Period’, 27 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.

News: 18 February 2019 - Brexit - ECHA Updated Information on REACH

With continued political uncertainty surrounding Brexit, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) recommends companies to prepare for a 'no deal' scenario and to act now to continue complying with their obligations under REACH.

News: 18 February 2019 - Brexit - HMRC 'No Deal' Preparations Advice

On 7 February CTPA attended the EU Exit Business Readiness Forum organised by the HMRC, focussing on customs, VAT and excise.

News: 18 February 2019 - Brexit - HMRC 'No Deal' Preparations Advice

On 7 February CTPA attended the EU Exit Business Readiness Forum organised by the HMRC, focussing on customs, VAT and excise.

News: 18 July 2018 - Stakeholders Commentary on the UK Exit From and New Partnership with the EU White Paper for Brexit

CBI analysis and EU Parliament commentary on the UK Exit From and New Partnership with the EU White Paper for Brexit

News: 18 May 2020 - Brexit Updates – UK/EU Negotiations

The third round of the UK/EU negotiations took place during week commencing 11 May. 

News: 18 May 2020 - Brexit Updates – UK/EU Negotiations

The third round of the UK/EU negotiations took place during week commencing 11 May. 

News: 19 February 2019 - Brexit - New CTPA 'No Deal' Contingency Planning Reference Zone

CTPA has created a new Brexit Reference zone focussing on 'no deal' contingency planning.

News: 19 February 2019 - Brexit - Updated SI for the UK Cosmetics Regulation

The draft SI of the UK Cosmetics Regulation has been withdrawn and an amended version laid before Parliament.

News: 19 February 2019 - Brexit - Updated SI for UK REACH

The draft UK REACH SI has been withdrawn and an amended version laid before Parliament.

News: 19 February 2019 - Media Update: Skincare claims, UK Industry, Plastic Waste, 'Pink Tax', Brexit

Broadcast enquiries from BBC Two, ITN (UK Industry) Radio 4 (skincare claims), BBC1 (plastics). Print enquiries from Refinery29 (pink tax), Prospect Magazine (Brexit)

News: 19 February 2020 - Brexit Updates – UK Import Controls

On 10 February, the UK Government issued a communication introducing its plans on import controls at the border on EU goods after the end of the transition period on 31 December 2020.

News: 19 June 2019 - HoC Library Brexit Article

On 14 June, the House of Commons Library published an article on the possibilities for the Withdrawal Agreement to be renegotiated and for 'no deal' to be stopped by the UK Parliament.

News: 19 May 2020 - Brexit Update – UK Global Tariff

On 19 May, the UK Government published its UK Global Tariff (UKGT) plan that will apply to goods imported into the UK from 1 January 2021. 

News: 19 October 2018 - UK Government Issues More Technical Notices for 'No Deal' Brexit

On 12 October the UK Government issued further technical notices in preparation for a 'no deal' Brexit.

News: 19 October 2020 - Brexit Updates – EU/UK Negotiations

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

News: 19 October 2020 - Brexit Updates – EU/UK Negotiations

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

News: 19 October 2020 - CTPA Brexit Webinar for Members, 29 October

Join CTPA and UK Government stakeholders for CTPA’s Brexit webinar on 29 October at 10.00-12.00 (for CTPA members only).

News: 19 October 2020 - IMPORTANT Brexit Updates – UK Cosmetics Regulation

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.

News: 19 October 2020 - IMPORTANT Brexit Updates – UK Cosmetics Regulation

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. 

News: 19 October 2020 - IMPORTANT Brexit Updates – UKCA Mark for Aerosols

In September 2020 the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS), a sub-department of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), published updated guidance on the applicability of the UKCA mark.

News: 20 April 2020 - Media Alert: POLITICO Brexit Files

CTPA has been contacted by Emilio Casalicchio writing for POLITICO Brexit Files on the likely impact of the UK’s exit from the EU following the transition period and for information on Rules of Origin.

News: 20 August 2018 - Brexit - BEIS Responds to CTPA

CTPA received a response from Rt. Hon Greg Clark MP from Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

News: 20 August 2018 - Brexit - HSE Workshop on Chemicals Legislation

On 1 August CTPA attended the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) Workshop on Chemicals Legislation in Liverpool.

News: 20 March 2019 - Brexit Updates - Tariffs, Services, French Customs, IP

The UK Government published last week a series of new 'no deal' Brexit technical notices to help businesses prepare for the worst-case scenario.

News: 20 March 2019 - Brexit Updates - Tariffs, Services, French Customs, IP

The UK Government published last week a series of new 'no deal' Brexit technical notices to help businesses prepare for the worst-case scenario.

News: 20 March 2020 - Brexit Updates – EU Readiness Notices

On 13 March 2020, the EU Commission updated its sectorial readiness notices to reflect current advice, in respect of ongoing negotiations between the UK and the EU.

News: 20 March 2020 - Brexit Updates – EU Readiness Notices

On 13 March 2020, the EU Commission updated its sectorial readiness notices to reflect current advice, in respect of ongoing negotiations between the UK and the EU.

News: 21 February 2019 - Brexit - 'No Deal' Contingency Planning

CTPA has now published a new Brexit public page focussing on 'no deal' contingency planning.

News: 21 February 2020 - Brexit Updates - New Immigration Scheme

On 19 February 2020 the UK Government published a policy statement on the new UK immigration system.

News: 21 February 2020 - Brexit Updates - New Immigration Scheme

On 19 February 2020 the UK Government published a policy statement on the new UK immigration system.

News: 21 February 2020 - Brexit Updates – UK Import Controls

On 10 February, the UK Government issued a communication introducing its plans on import controls at the border on EU goods after the end of the transition period on 31 December 2020.

News: 21 February 2020 - IMPORTANT – Public Consultation on UK Tariffs post-Brexit

The UK Government is currently undergoing preparatory actions that will be the basis of the negotiation of the future relationships between the UK and the rest of the world, including the EU, and the future Free Trade Agreements that will be negotiated.

News: 21 July 2016 - BREXIT - Visit our new Reference Zone page and register to our Brexit Issue Tracker

BREXIT - Visit Our New Reference Zone Page and Register to Our Brexit Issue Tracker

News: 21 May 2020 - Brexit Updates – UK Government Negotiation Documents

On 19 and 20 May, the UK Government published a series of documents of high importance related to the UK/EU Brexit negotiations.

News: 21 May 2020 - Brexit Updates – UK Government Negotiation Documents

On 19 and 20 May, the UK Government published a series of documents of high importance related to the UK/EU Brexit negotiations. 

News: 22 July 2020 - Brexit Updates – UK/EEA EFTA Future Relationship

On 20 July, the UK Government published a policy paper on the future relationship negotiations between the UK and the European Economic Area (EEA) and European Free Trade Association (EFTA) countries, which include Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein.

News: 22 July 2020 - Brexit Updates – UK/EEA EFTA Future Relationship

On 20 July, the UK Government published a policy paper on the future relationship negotiations between the UK and the European Economic Area (EEA) and European Free Trade Association (EFTA) countries, which include Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein.

News: 22 November 2018 - Brexit update - EU/UK Draft Withdrawal Agreement

The draft Withdrawal Agreement concerning the UK Exit from the EU was agreed at negotiators' level on 14 November 2018.

News: 22 November 2018 - ECHA Brexit Updates

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has updated its Brexit page following the publication of the draft Withdrawal Agreement.

News: 23 April 2018 - Brexit and the Importance of Tariff Free Trade - Members Input Needed

CTPA is working in close collaboration with the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) on the impact of leaving the custom union on businesses

News: 23 April 2020 - Brexit Updates – ECHA Advice on REACH

On 22 April, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) updated the Brexit advice to companies.

News: 23 August 2019 - Brexit: Safety Assessors Holding UK Qualifications

On 29 November 2018, the EU Commission published a Brexit Notice specific to cosmetics.

News: 23 February 2017 - Brexit - CTPA Submission on the inquiry on Transitional Arrangements

Following the Treasury Committee inquiry on the IK's future economic relationship with the EU, CTPA has submitted a written evidence on 8 February.

News: 23 October 2020 - CTPA Brexit Webinar for Members, 29 October

Join CTPA and UK Government stakeholders for CTPA’s Brexit webinar on 29 October at 10.00-12.00 (for CTPA members only).

News: 23 September 2019 - Media Contacts: Brexit, Palm Oil, Ingredient Safety

CTPA has answered queries from European Export Magazine on Brexit, BBC Radio 4 on Palm Oil, Daily Mail on ingredient safety (via member) and BBC3 on a documentary series on cosmetics.

News: 24 January 2017 - Brexit - January Updates

Latest update - Introduction of the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill

News: 24 June 2019 - Brexit - HoC Briefing Paper on 'CE Marking'

On 12 June, the House of Commons Library published a 'no deal' Brexit Briefing Paper on product standards and safety marking.

News: 24 September 2019 - Brexit - Business Readiness Events

As part of its 'Get Ready for Brexit' campaign, the UK Government has organised a series of free business readiness events across the UK throughout September and October.

News: 24 September 2019 - Brexit - Business Readiness Events

As part of its 'Get Ready for Brexit' campaign, the UK Government has organised a series of free business readiness events across the UK throughout September and October. These events aim to provide companies help and advice on how to prepare for Brexit.

News: 24 September 2019 - Brexit - ECHA Call for Registration Action

We are aware that ECHA has issued a communication to Downstream Users (DUs) of chemicals in the EU requesting urgent action before the UK's withdrawal from the EU on 31 October.

News: 24 September 2019 - Brexit - HMRC Webinars

HMRC is running a series of webinars as part of the UK Government's Business Readiness campaign for Brexit.

News: 24 September 2019 - Brexit Updates - Amendment to the UK Cosmetics Regulation SI

On 10 September the UK Government published an amendment to the Product Safety & Metrology etc (Amendment etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Statutory Instrument (SI), which includes in Schedule 34 the UK Cosmetics Regulation that will come into force in the event of a 'no deal' Brexit.

News: 24 September 2019 - Brexit – HMRC Webinars

HMRC is running a series of webinars as part of the UK Government’s Business Readiness campaign for Brexit.

News: 24 September 2019 - DIT Brexit Business Readiness Events

The Department for International Trade (DIT) is organising Brexit Business Readiness events across the UK to explain to businesses how a ‘no deal’ Brexit will impact the supply chain, contracts and tariffs.

News: 25 July 2019 - Brexit - HoC Briefing Paper on 'CE Marking'

On 12 June, the House of Commons Library published a 'no deal' Brexit Briefing Paper on product standards and safety marking.

News: 25 July 2019 - House of Commons Brexit Article

On 17 July, the House of Commons Library published an article on the possibility of having an Association Agreement (AA) and a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) with the EU post-Brexit.

News: 25 March 2019 - Brexit Update - Change of Exit Day

Following the political events from last week and today, CTPA would like to inform members that the date for the UK exit from the EU has changed.

News: 25 March 2019 - Brexit Update - Change of Exit Day

Following the political events from last week and today, CTPA would like to inform companies that the date for the UK exit from the EU has changed.

News: 25 September 2018 - Brexit - UK Government publishes 'No deal' technical notice on REACH

The UK Government published the 'no deal' technical notice on REACH on 24 September.

News: 26 February 2019 - Brexit - 'No Deal' Preparations: Extra Considerations

'No deal' Brexit preparations on GDPR, drug precursor chemicals and Emark.

News: 26 July 2019 - Brexit - IMPORTANT Advice on the Impact of 'No Deal' Brexit on REACH for both UK and EU27

Following the latest political developments, companies are advised to continue or urgently start to prepare for a 'no deal' Brexit, which is now rated as high risk on 31 October 2019 when the UK is due to leave the EU.

News: 26 March 2020 - Brexit Updates – Joint CIA/Cefic Position on Chemicals Negotiations

On 25 February 2020 the Chemicals Industry Association (CIA) and the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) published a joint position paper on the Brexit negotiations for chemicals.

News: 26 March 2020 - Brexit Updates – Joint CIA/Cefic Position on Chemicals Negotiations

On 25 February 2020 the Chemicals Industry Association (CIA) and the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) published a joint position paper on the Brexit negotiations for chemicals. 

News: 26 October 2016 - New Brexit Factsheet

The New CTPA Brexit Factsheet is now available

News: 26 October 2020 - IMPORTANT Brexit Updates – UK REACH SI 4th Amendment

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. 

News: 26 October 2020 - IMPORTANT Brexit Updates – UK REACH SI 4th Amendment

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. 

News: 26 October 2020 - IMPORTANT Brexit Updates – UK/EU Negotiations

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

News: 26 October 2020 - IMPORTANT Brexit Updates – UK/EU Negotiations

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

News: 26 September 2019 - CITES-Listed Natural Ingredients: UK - EU Trade After Brexit and CITES-Designated UK Ports

Following the UK's exit from the EU, movement of all species controlled under CITES between the UK and the EU will no longer take place freely. Import, export and re-export permits will be required. Specific UK ports have been designated for CITES goods.

News: 27 April 2020 - Brexit Updates – UK/EU Negotiations

The second round of the UK/EU negotiations was held during week commencing 20 April.

News: 27 April 2020 - Brexit Updates – UK/EU Negotiations

The second round of the UK/EU negotiations was held during week commencing 20 April.

News: 27 August 2020 - Brexit Updates – EU/UK Negotiations

The 7th round of Brexit negotiations between the UK and the EU held during week commencing 17 August has now concluded. 

News: 27 August 2020 - Brexit Updates – EU/UK Negotiations

The 7th round of Brexit negotiations between the UK and the EU held during week commencing 17 August has now concluded. 

News: 27 February 2017 - 'Getting the Best from Brexit' - CTPA Webinar 22 February and Members' role

CTPA held a members' only webinar on 22 February 2017 on the CTPA position paper 'Getting the Best from Brexit'.

News: 27 February 2019 - Brexit - Business West Training on Export Customs Declarations

Business West is the Chamber of Commerce covering Bristol, Bath, Gloucester, North Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire and it is running customs training sessions.

News: 27 February 2020 - Brexit Updates – EU Guides to the Negotiations

On 25 February, the EU Commission published guides to the negotiations. These negotiating directives define the scope and terms of the future partnership that the European Union envisages with the United Kingdom.

News: 27 February 2020 - Brexit Updates – EU Guides to the Negotiations

On 25 February, the EU Commission published guides to the negotiations.  These negotiating directives define the scope and terms of the future partnership that the European Union envisages with the United Kingdom.

News: 27 July 2017 - Brexit - CBI LSE Lecture 6 July

On 6 July, the Confederation of Business Industry (CBI) attended a lecture at the London School of Economics on "Managing the Complexity: what Brexit could mean for British business".

News: 27 July 2017 - Brexit - Repeal Bill

On 13 July, the Government introduced the Repeal Bill (formally known as the "European Union (Withdrawal) Bill") to the House of Commons.

News: 27 June 2018 - Cefic Position Regarding Chemicals Regulatory Cooperation after Brexit

Cefic (The European Chemical Industry Council) has recently published its recommendations for post-Brexit chemicals regulatory cooperation.

News: 27 March 2019 - Brexit Updates - UK Cosmetics Regulation SI

The UK Cosmetics Regulation SI was finally debated in the House of Commons on 12 March and passed in Parliament on 20 March.

News: 27 March 2019 - Post Brexit Documentation and Compliance Training

We have been informed that The Institute of Export and International Trade are holding a further Post Brexit Documentation and Compliance training session on 8 April in London

News: 28 August 2018 - 'No Deal' Brexit: UK Government Guidance to Business

On 23 August, the UK Government issued a series of notices to provide guidance to businesses on how to prepare if the UK leaves the EU with no deal.

News: 28 February 2020 - Brexit Updates – CTPA Factsheet on Rules of Origin

On 25 February, CTPA held a members-only webinar explaining what Rules of Origin are and why they are important in the context of Brexit. Members may also view the presentation from the webinar and the CTPA Factsheet on Rules of Origin.

News: 28 January 2020 - BREXIT UPDATE – New CTPA Advice on Implications of a Deal

Following the latest political developments, CTPA has worked on updated advice for members, highlighting the expected changes in the short- and long-term and the possible scenarios that can transpire from the negotiations between the UK and the EU.

News: 28 January 2020 - BREXIT UPDATE – New CTPA Advice on Implications of a Deal

Following the latest political developments, CTPA has worked on updated advice for companies, highlighting the expected changes in the short- and long-term and the possible scenarios that can transpire from the negotiations between the UK and the EU.

News: 28 March 2019 - Brexit Updates - HMRC Advice on Transitional Simplified Procedures

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has put in place a Transitional Simplified Procedure (TSP) to make movements of goods coming from the EU into the UK easier, in the event of a 'no deal' Brexit.

News: 28 November 2018 - Brexit Update - Political Declaration on the Future EU/UK Relationship

The EU and the UK have agreed a draft text of the political declaration on their future relationship.

News: 28 October 2020 - IMPORTANT Brexit Updates – UK REACH 4th Amendment CTPA Review

CTPA has looked into the UK REACH SI 4th amendment and the guidance published Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in more detail.

News: 29 August 2018 - 'No Deal' Brexit: UK Government Guidance to Business

The UK Government issued a series of notices to provide guidance to businesses on how to prepare if the UK leaves the EU with no deal.

News: 29 January 2019 - Brexit - BEIS Issues a 'No Deal' Guidance Letter on Cosmetics

OPSS issued a letter highlighting the practical changes that cosmetic companies have to take in a 'no deal' Brexit scenario.

News: 29 January 2019 - CTPA Brexit Event - Booking Form and Draft Programme

The draft programme and booking form for the Brexit event 'CTPA Navigating the New Cosmetics Landscape' is now available.

News: 29 January 2019 - CTPA Brexit Event - Booking Form and Programme

The draft programme and booking form for the Brexit event 'CTPA Navigating the New Cosmetics Landscape' is now available.

News: 29 January 2019 - Media Round-up - Microplastics, Brexit, Skin creams, Hair Colorants

Journalist contacts from Business of Fashion (microplastics), Reuters and Cosmetics Business (Brexit), Radio 4 (Skin products), hair colorants and pregnancy

News: 29 January 2019 - Urgent Action Advised by BEIS in Brexit 'No Deal' Guidance Letter on Cosmetics

BEIS issued a letter highlighting the practical changes that cosmetic companies have to take in a 'no deal' Brexit scenario.

News: 29 March 2019 - Brexit Updates - UK REACH SI passed

The UK REACH Statutory Instrument (SI) was debated in the House of Lords on 26 March.

News: 29 September 2019 - CTPA Brexit Discussion Panel Event - Programme, 8 October 2019

Further to the news item announcing the CTPA Brexit Discussion Event – ‘Have your Say’ event on 8 October, CTPA has now published the final programme for this important gathering.

News: 29 September 2019 - CTPA Brexit Discussion Panel Event - Programme, 8 October 2019

CTPA has now published the final programme for its Brexit Discussion Event – ‘Have your Say’ event on 8 October.

News: 29 September 2020 - Brexit Updates – GB CLP Regulation

On 18 September 2020, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) issued updated Brexit guidance on regulating chemicals in the UK as of the end of the Brexit transition period (1 January 2021). 

News: 30 August 2017 - Brexit - Continuity in the Availability of Goods for the EU and the UK

The UK Government has published several documents ahead of the third round of negotiations

News: 31 January 2017 - EAC inquiry on REACH and Brexit

We inform our members that on 31 January 2017, the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has published on-line the written evidence provided by CTPA on 'the Future of Chemicals Regulation after the EU Referendum' inquiry.

News: 31 July 2020 - CTPA Brexit Round-Up July 2020

A selection of all the news items surrounding Brexit during the month of July 2020.

News: 31 October 2019 - Brexit - Advice to Distributors if there is ‘No Deal’ Brexit

This advice is directly targeted to current distributors of cosmetic products between the UK and the EU.

News: 31 October 2019 - Brexit - Advice to Distributors if there is ‘No Deal’ Brexit

This advice is directly targeted to current distributors of cosmetic products between the UK and the EU.

News: 31 October 2019 - Brexit Updates – Extension to Article 50 and Withdrawal Agreement Bill

Latest Brexit updates: extension to Article 50, Withdrawal Agreement Bill, General Election

Simplifying Brexit: Practical Advice for Small Businesses

This webinar was intended to provide necessary information covering crucial aspects of Brexit preparedness.

What is Brexit and where do I find information on how selling cosmetic products will be impacted?

Brexit is the official term for the UK leaving the European Union (EU), which happened on 31 January 2020 with a Withdrawal Agreement (WA).    It is business as usual from 1 February 2020 until 31 December 2020.    Brexit will have impacts on the cosmetics industry eventually. Now that

Do I need to register, licence, certify or notify my products before I can sell them?

There is no requirement to register cosmetic products in the EU. Instead the EU Cosmetics Regulation operates a system of notification and in-market surveillance. To ensure traceability of all cosmetic products, before placing a new cosmetic product on the EU market the Responsible Person must notify

Event: 03 November 2020 - CTPA Member-Centred Days – Meet the Experts - 3 November and 1 December

Calling all members! CTPA will be holding two additional ‘Ask the CTPA’ sessions

I want to make and sell cosmetic products. What rules do I have to follow?

The UK Government provides useful general information for setting up a business. You will need to ensure compliance with all relevant legislation, so please explore our website for information about other laws that may be applicable, such as Weights & Measures, Advertising, Trade Marks.   In

Joint CTPA/CE webinar: The Impact of UK REACH Regulation

Further to the extension of Article 50 and Brexit day to 31 October 2019, companies have more time to understand the scenario of a ‘no deal’ Brexit and its impact on key regulatory framework such as REACH.

Korea – British Chamber of Commerce in Korea - Webinar on the Korean Cosmetics Market

CTPA is hosting a webinar/meeting focussing on the Korean cosmetics market and its regulatory requirements presented by the British Chamber of Commerce in Korea.

News: 02 April 2020 - CTPA COVID-19 Bulletin No. 1

CTPA will provide you with the latest developments and assistance from us, the Government and key partners. CTPA, your trade association, is here to help you.

News: 02 August 2018 - Notes from the August Newsletter

I wasn't going to mention Brexit this month but I have just read two things which cause me grave concern

News: 02 June 2016 - Notes from the June Newsletter

On 23 June we will be casting our votes in the EU referendum

News: 02 March 2020 - CTPA Working for You

In January and February 2020, CTPA staff members participated in the following CTPA committees and Cosmetic Europe meetings, industry meetings and presentations

News: 02 March 2020 - D-G Notes

Update from Dr Emma Meredith, Director-General, CTPA for March 2020.

News: 02 November 2018 - EU Exit - CTPA Members Survey

CTPA is launching a Brexit members' survey to seek members' insight into the likely impacts of Brexit on their cosmetics business, and how prepared members feel they are in case of a 'no deal' scenario.

News: 02 October 2020 - August 2020 Newsletter Updates

The updates by CTPA from the Summer Quarterly Newsletter.

News: 02 October 2020 - DG Notes October 2020

The view from Dr Emma Meredith, Director-General of CTPA, on the associations activity in October.

News: 03 August 2018 - FEBEA International Seminar (Cosmetic World Tour)

FEBEA International Seminar (Cosmetic World Tour), 11-12 October, Paris

News: 03 December 2019 - Media Update: Skin lighteners, Product contamination and preservatives

Sales of illegal skin lightening products - CosmeticsDesign-Europe enquiry. Product contamination and effective preservatives - Press Association enquiry.

News: 03 June 2016 - CTPA Annual Report 2015

The CTPA Annual Report 2015 is now available online

News: 04 February 2019 - Making Sense of the UK and the EU Political Landscapes

Are you looking for more up-to-date and clearer explanations on the UK and EU political landscapes for Brexit?

News: 04 February 2019 - Making Sense of the UK and the EU Political Landscapes

Are you looking for more up-to-date and clearer explanations on the UK and EU political landscapes for Brexit?

News: 04 July 2018 - EU Exit - Chequers Summit and UK White Paper

A Summit will be organised at Chequers on Friday 6 July. This meeting is aimed at reaching a compromise with Cabinet ministers on the UK position on Brexit and the UK / EU future relationship

News: 04 June 2020 - DG Notes May 2020

The view from Dr Emma Meredith, Director-General of CTPA, on the Association's activity over the month of May 2020.

News: 04 May 2020 - DG Notes April 2020

The view from Dr Emma Meredith, Director-General of CTPA, on the associations activity over the month of April 2020.

News: 04 November 2016 - High Court of Justice - Right to Trigger Article 50 TEU

On Thursday 3 November, the UK High Court of Justice released its judgement on the right to trigger Article 50 of the Treaty of the European Union (TEU)

News: 04 September 2020 - Media contacts: Ingredient Safety / Animal Testing / Essential Oils

Journalist enquiries from Which? on ingredient safety, Cosmetics Business on essential oils and Beauty Bytes on animal testing

News: 05 May 2017 - Cosmetics Europe Week - Update

Cosmetics Europe Week - More Than Meets the Eye, 13-16 June 2017, Belgium

News: 05 May 2017 - CTPA Meetings

CTPA Meetings Held/Attended April 2017

News: 05 May 2017 - Notes from the May 2017 Newsletter

Prime Minister Theresa May has announced a General Election surprising just about everybody

News: 05 May 2017 - SCS Annual Conference - Naturals In Cosmetics

SCS Annual Conference - Naturals In Cosmetics, 4-5 July 2017, London

News: 05 October 2018 - Notes from the October Newsletter

Brexit is only six months away. With or without a deal, as things stand the UK will leave the European Union on 29 March 2019

News: 06 April 2017 - CTPA Meetings

CTPA Meetings Held/Attended - March 2017

News: 06 December 2016 - 'Be More Brave' - CTPA Members' Event, 23 November 2016

The CTPA held its third member event on 23 November 2016 at BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly, London.

News: 06 July 2020 - EC Working Group on Cosmetics 25 June 2020 – Outcomes

A meeting of the European Commission Working Group on Cosmetics (EC CPWG) took place virtually on 25 June 2020.? The following is a summary of the unofficial outcomes as provided by Cosmetics Europe (CE).

News: 07 April 2017 - CTPA Member Consultation on the Great Repeal Bill White Paper

As part of the UK leaving the EU, the Government will introduce the 'Great Repeal Bill' which will repeal the European Communities Act 1972 and transpose European Union law into domestic law, where practical.

News: 07 April 2017 - CTPA Members-only Webinar 31 March 'Article 50 - What Next and How to be Prepared'

CTPA held a members-only webinar on 31 March 2017 'Article 50 - What Next and How to be Prepared'.

News: 07 March 2017 - CTPA Committees

Recent changes to CTPA Committees

News: 07 March 2017 - CTPA Meetings

CTPA Meetings Held/Attended - February 2017

News: 07 March 2017 - Notes from the March 2017 Newsletter

I'd like to thank all members who have responded to the DEFRA consultation on the proposed ban on plastic microbeads in cosmetic products

News: 07 October 2020 - CTPA Member-Centred Days – Meet the Experts

Calling all members! CTPA will be holding two additional ‘Ask the CTPA’ sessions

News: 08 April 2017 - Notes from the April 2017 Newsletter

On the 29 March, Prime Minister Theresa May sent a letter to the President of the European Council

News: 08 April 2019 - Notes from the April Newsletter

Members will be only too aware of the increasing focus from activists, the media, thought leaders and the public on our environment and its fragility, and rightly so

News: 08 December 2017 - Exiting the EU - Joint Report on Progress during Phase 1 of Negotiations

On Friday 8 December, both Parties have reached agreement in principle across the following three areas under consideration in the first phase of negotiations, on which further detail is set out in a joint UK / EU report

News: 08 February 2018 - Notes from the Review of 2017

2017 has been another year of success for CTPA on many fronts

News: 08 June 2018 - New CTPA Position Paper: 'Getting the Best from our Future Relationship with the EU'

On 1 June CTPA launched its second position paper 'Getting the Best from our Future Relationship with the EU' focusing on the framework of the future UK/EU relationship.

News: 08 June 2018 - Notes from the June Newsletter

A few weeks ago I was in Savannah, Georgia, at the US association, PCPC Regulatory Conference where I was talking about Brexit

News: 08 May 2019 - IMPORTANT: CTPA Questionnaire on UK REACH and its Implications

CTPA has developed a questionnaire that members can send to their suppliers or registrants.

News: 09 April 2018 - EU Exit - Unique CTPA Insights Members' Seminar, 26 March 2018

CTPA hosted a successful members-only 'Brexit' seminar on 26 March 2018.

News: 09 February 2017 - CTPA Meetings

CTPA Meetings Held/Attended - January 2017

News: 09 February 2017 - Notes from the February 2017 Newsletter

2017 has opened with the topics of Brexit and plastic microbeads remaining at the top of the agenda.

News: 09 February 2017 - Professional Beauty London

Professional Beauty London, 26-27 February 2017, London

News: 09 June 2017 - CBI MSB Summit

CBI MSB Summit, 22 June 2017, London - Complimentary Places Available!

News: 09 June 2017 - CTPA Annual Report 2016

The CTPA Annual Report 2016 is now available

News: 09 June 2017 - Notes from the June 2017 Newsletter

At its meeting on 16 May 2017 the CTPA Board saw a change in Chair and Vice-chairs

News: 09 May 2018 - CTPA Meetings Held/Attended - April 2018

CTPA Meetings Held/Attended - April 2018

News: 09 October 2017 - Country Issues at the CTPA International Seminar

Places for the CTPA International Seminar taking place on 6 and 7 November are filling up quickly

News: 09 October 2017 - Notes from the October 2017 Newsletter

Looking at the past few newsletters, I realised that the topics of Brexit and plastic microbeads have featured somewhat frequently on this front page

News: 10 October 2017 - REACH - EAC Consultation on UK Government Response to EU Exit Inquiry 'Future of Chemicals Regulation'

REACH - EAC Consultation on UK Government Response to EU Exit Inquiry 'Future of Chemicals Regulation'

News: 11 August 2020 - CTPA Working for You

A round-up of the committees, meetings and events that CTPA have participated in between May and July 2020

News: 11 February 2019 - Notes from the February 2019 Newsletter

Those of you who know me well will, I hope, know my passion for science and how important it is to me that the EU cosmetics legislation is risk-based and has science at its core

News: 11 March 2019 - BEIS EU Exit Webinars

We have just been notified by BEIS of a series of webinars being run by BEIS and the British Library, starting next week. They have been designed to help businesses understand the possible changes they face, once the UK leaves the EU

News: 11 May 2020 - Media Contacts: CERE, Covid-19, Hand Sanitisers, EU Exit

Media enquiries on hand sanitisers, Covid-19 and the regulatory impact of Brexit. CERE programme publicity.

News: 11 September 2018 - Congrès Parfums & Cosmétiques, 14-15 November

The Congrès Parfums et Cosmétiques Enjeux Reglementaires will be held on 14 and 15 November in Chartres, France

News: 11 September 2018 - Notes from the September Newsletter

I wasn't going to mention Brexit this month, but with less than 200 days to go and still no coherent plan for a co-ordinated departure from the EU, it is hard to avoid the topic

News: 11 September 2020 - Free Webinar for Members: Your CTPA, How we Work for Members (17 September)

CTPA is holding a virtual event ‘Your CTPA, how we work for members’ on 17 September 15.00-17.00

News: 12 August 2016 - Notes from the August Newsletter

Notes from the August newsletter - Dr Chris Flower.

News: 12 February 2020 - Notes from the Review of 2019

To enable the cosmetics and personal care industry to deliver excellence and support wellbeing

News: 12 February 2020 - Staff Changes Throughout 2019

During 2019 we welcomed four new members of staff and said a fond farewell and ‘thank you’ to two members of staff

News: 12 March 2019 - Notes from the March Newsletter

At the end of February, I was fortunate to have been invited to attend the Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) Annual Conference in the US

News: 12 May 2020 - CTPA Working for You

Currently, face-to-face meetings have paused. However, CTPA staff are still meeting by video conference and have participated in the following between January and April 2020

News: 12 November 2018 - Notes from the November Newsletter

Early in November I attended a meeting of the CBI Trade Association Council.

News: 13 December 2018 - Department of International (DIT) - Certificate of Free Sale (CFS) Update

Department of International (DIT) provided an update on the Certificate of Free Sale (CFS)

News: 13 January 2020 - Media update - EU Exit, 'Clean' Beauty

Media enquiries on implications of the EU Exit on industry - Harper's Bazaar and Cosmetics Business. Publication of article on 'clean' beauty including CTPA quotes.

News: 13 July 2018 - Notes from the July Newsletter

I am very aware that the time remaining before the EU is due to leave the European Union is now only a matter of months

News: 13 May 2019 - Notes from the May Newsletter

Several members have recently shared their concerns with me over 'free from' claims and have highlighted the difficult discussions that take place between marketing and regulatory departments as well as queries received from consumers.

News: 13 November 2018 - EU CPNP Advice to UK Companies

Companies who sell products in the EU 27 must transfer notifications to the new EU 27 RP prior to 29 March 2019 as part of 'no deal' contingency planning

News: 13 October 2016 - In-cosmetics Global, 4-6 April 2017, London

in-cosmetics Global will take place at ExCeL, London on 4 - 6 April 2017, bringing together 700+ exhibitors

News: 13 September 2018 - Media Alert: BBC Newsnight - EU Exit

CTPA was contacted on 13 September by Caitlin Hanrahan of BBC Newsnight seeking a CTPA position/interview on the implications for the cosmetics industry around the latest technical papers on the EU Exit released by the UK Government today.

News: 13 September 2019 - Notes from the September 2019 Newsletter

View from the Director-General of CTPA, Dr Emma Meredith from the September 2019 Newsletter.

News: 15 June 2018 - Cosmetic Industry in Figures

The 2017 collaborative report on the GB market from Kantar Worldpanel and IRI Worldwide shows a small decline in total retail sales price when compared with 2016.

News: 15 June 2018 - Media Contacts : UV filters, UVA ratings, REACH, EU Exit

CTPA has received the following media contacts w/c 11 June: Daily Mail - UV filters, Channel 5 - UVA ratings, Cosmetics Business News - REACH, Chemical Industry Journal - Brexit

News: 15 May 2020 - Free Webinar from UK Customs Academy

On 27 May at 14.00-15.00 BST, the UK Customs Academy is holding a Customs 101 free webinar, focussing on customs declaration, differences between free trade agreements and customs unions and the implications of Brexit between the UK and the EU trading. 

News: 15 May 2020 - Free Webinar from UK Customs Academy

On 27 May at 14.00-15.00 BST, the UK Customs Academy is holding a Customs 101 free webinar, focussing on customs declaration, differences between free trade agreements and customs unions and the implications of Brexit between the UK and the EU trading. 

News: 16 January 2017 - CTPA Webinar 31 January - The Implications of the UK Leaving the European Union from the Perspective of the Cosmetics Industry

CTPA is organising a webinar on Tuesday 31 January at 13.30 GMT principally to provide information to non-members on the process and implications of the UK leaving the European Union from the perspective of the cosmetics industry.

News: 17 September 2020 - DG Notes September 2020

The view from Dr Emma Meredith, Director-General of CTPA, on the associations activity in September.

News: 18 August 2020 - CTPA Member-Centred Days

CTPA will be dedicating a complete day once per month to its membership in the form of an open and freely accessible digital forum.

News: 18 August 2020 - Your CTPA, How we Work for Members

CTPA launches two events focussing on meeting members’ needs.

News: 18 December 2017 - CTPA International Seminar, November 2017, London

CTPA hosted a successful International Seminar on 6 and 7 November 2017

News: 18 December 2017 - Notes from the December 2017 Newsletter

The question of plastic microbeads has been a hot topic throughout the past year

News: 18 February 2019 - Consumer Site Statistics

Consumer Site Statistics - January 2019

News: 18 February 2019 - CTPA Public Website Statistics

CTPA Public Website Statistics - January 2019

News: 18 January 2016 - Notes from Year in Review 2015

Looking back over 2015 I am struck by a couple of major developments that I believe will be of significant benefit to our cosmetics industry in the future.

News: 18 January 2019 - Notes from the 2018 Review

2018 disappeared in a blur. However, it was an extremely busy blur!

News: 18 May 2020 - DG Notes - Quarterly News Digest

These Director-General notes come from the first edition of the CTPA News Digest which is available to download.

News: 19 December 2019 - CTPA International Seminar Review

On 25-26 November 2019, CTPA hosted the successful biennial International Seminar at the Royal College of Physicians. The International Seminar is an event focussing on key international markets and topics to give attendees the much-needed insights about the global regulatory landscape.

News: 19 December 2019 - CTPA Working for You

This article highlights all the events and programmes CTPA staff participated in throughout November and December.

News: 19 February 2018 - Notes from the February 2018 Newsletter

I have recently been meeting some members of both Houses of Parliament

News: 20 July 2017 - Media Alert Round-up: 'Black Henna' Temporary Tattoos, Cosmetics Industry Manufacturing; and Animal Testing

Media Alert Round-up: 'Black Henna' Temporary Tattoos, Cosmetics Industry Manufacturing; and Animal Testing

News: 20 July 2020 - IMPORTANT – Call to Members for Information on Trade with NI

CTPA is working with the UK Government, both BEIS and the Defra, to understand the regulatory implications of the NI Protocol and how it will all work in practice. In order to help the UK Government negotiate the best terms for businesses, we need to provide more information on how cosmetic products

News: 21 August 2018 - UK REACH - IT Portal Trial

As part of its 'no deal' contingency planning, Defra has been working on a REACH IT system to register and manage chemicals which should be in place by March 2019 (or December 2020 if a transition period is confirmed).

News: 21 July 2017 - Media Alert UPDATE: Plastic microbeads - UK Government Response to Public Consultation

Following on from this morning's email, please see below a round-up of today's media on this subject.

News: 21 July 2020 - Institute of Export - Webinar on the UK Border Operating Model

On 16 July, the Institute of Export and International Trade held a free webinar on the UK Border Operating Model, the UK guidance on how movement of goods between the UK and the EU will change from 1 January 2021.

News: 22 March 2019 - Korea - British Chamber of Commerce in Korea Webinar on the Korean Cosmetics Market

CTPA is hosting a webinar/meeting focussing on the Korean cosmetics market and its regulatory requirements presented by the British Chamber of Commerce in Korea

News: 24 July 2018 - EU Exit update

Following the publication of the UK Exit from and new partnership with the EU White Paper and the related EU Parliament comments shared in the press release from last week, it is our understanding that the risk of a 'no deal' scenario has increased.

News: 24 May 2019 - Workshop on Entering the German Market - 11 July 2019

The Economic Development Agency of the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia, is organising the workshop 'Entering the German Market: Business Opportunities in North Rhine-Westphalia'

News: 24 October 2019 - Defra Publishes Environment Bill

On 15 October, the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) published the Environment Bill which has been introduced to Parliament.

News: 24 October 2019 - IMPORTANT – CTPA Workshop on Future of UK Cosmetics Regulatory Framework

CTPA is organising an all-day Brexit workshop on 15 November to deliberate and agree what the key asks of the cosmetics industry will be in order to influence the future UK regulatory framework, if the UK leaves the EU with a deal.

News: 25 July 2018 - The UK Government Published its UK Withdrawal Agreement White Paper

On 24 July the UK Government published its UK Withdrawal Agreement White Paper to highlight the legislation that will very likely pass the Withdrawal Agreement with the EU.

News: 25 July 2019 - IMPORTANT: UK REACH Updates

Following the latest political developments, members are advised to continue or urgently start to prepare for 'no deal'.

News: 25 July 2019 - UK REACH SI - Amendment Published

On 21 June the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) published another amending Statutory Instrument (SI) to the existing UK REACH SI, which was laid on 9 January 2019.

News: 25 March 2019 - URGENT REMINDER: EU CPNP Action Required Prior to Exiting the EU

Members are advised to continue implementing the CPNP contingency measures

News: 26 June 2020 - Annual Report

We are pleased to announce that the CTPA’s Annual Report for 2019 has been published.

News: 26 June 2020 - CTPA Publishes the 2019 Annual Report

We are pleased to announce that the CTPA’s Annual Report for 2019 has been published

News: 26 November 2019 - CTPA Working for You

In September and October, the following committee and working group meetings took place

News: 27 April 2017 - New CTPA Position Paper - 'Getting the Best from Exiting the EU'

CTPA has updated its position paper to take account of the latest market data for 2016: 'Getting the Best from the Exiting the EU'

News: 27 February 2017 - Olivia Santoni Appointed Director, Regulatory and International Services

Olivia Santoni Appointed Director, Regulatory and International Services

News: 27 January 2020 - EU Cosmetic Product Notification Portal (CPNP) Update

Release 2.3 has been incorporated in the CPNP system introducing and enhancing a number of features.

News: 27 October 2017 - REACH - 'Future of Chemicals Regulation' Consultation

Members are informed that CTPA has provided comments to the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) on the views and concerns of the cosmetics sector in light of the Government's response to the EAC inquiry

News: 28 August 2020 - Media Alert: ECHA/animal tests - Mail on Sunday

Mail on Sunday comment request on ECHA board of appeal rulings involving cosmetic ingredients

News: 28 August 2020 - Media Contacts - Animal Testing, Counterfeits and Chemical Ingredients

Responses to journalists from Which?, FeelGoodMatters and Stylist on industry issues.

News: 28 February 2020 - EC Working Group on Cosmetics 17 February 2020 – Outcomes

A meeting of the European Commission Working Group on Cosmetics took place on 17 February.  The following is a summary of the unofficial outcomes as provided by Cosmetics Europe (CE).

News: 28 February 2020 - IMPORTANT – Update on UK Global Tariffs

CTPA prepared this Help Note for members to explain and provide members with a better understanding of the new UK Global Tariffs plan.

News: 28 September 2020 - CTPA Member Centred Day Webinar

CTPA is dedicating a complete day once per month to its membership, to provide tailored advice and support.

News: 29 October 2018 - ECHA's updated FAQs on UK's Exit from the EU

The FAQs section of ECHA's website on the information for companies on the UK's Exit from the EU has been updated with new information on authorisation and registration of substances and mixtures under REACH.

News: 30 August 2018 - EU Exit: CTPA Actions and August Update

This summer CTPA attended several meetings with UK Government departments and took part in informal consultations on several projects

News: 30 August 2020 - Mail on Sunday - EU Ruling on Animal Testing

Mail on Sunday article on cosmetics and animal testing - CTPA response

News: 31 January 2017 - UK Government Green Paper - 'Building our Industrial Strategy'

On 23 January 2017, the UK government launched its green paper for a modern industrial strategy.

News: 31 July 2020 - DG Notes July 2020

The view from Dr Emma Meredith, Director-General of CTPA, on the associations activity over the month of July 2020.

What will happen to my products already on the market in other EU countries?

Article 41 of the EU Withdrawal Agreement states that goods placed on the EU27 or UK markets before the end of the transition period may be further made available and circulate between the two markets until they reach the end consumer.  Proof of when the goods were placed on the market will be required. 

Which address goes on the product label?

Cosmetic Products are required to be labelled with the name and address of the Responsible Person within the EU. If more than one address is indicated on-pack, the address at which the PIF is made available should be underlined. This information must be on both the container and its packaging.   A