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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.

CTPA Annual Report 2018
The CTPA Annual Report 2018 is now available online in page-turning pdf format to view or download

Updated Labelling Names for Cosmetic Products
The Inventory of standard ingredient INCI names has now been repealed and replaced by the European Glossary, published on 8 May 2019

Cannabis, Cannabis Extracts and CBD in Cosmetic Products
CTPA regularly receives queries on the use in cosmetic products of cannabis and cannabis extracts, including cannabidiol (CBD).

CTPA Help Note on ‘Free From’ Claims
CTPA has created a Help Note on ‘Free from’ claims to help companies understand the European Commission’s Technical Document on cosmetic claims.

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.

Science Competition for 11-16 Year Olds
Now in its fifth successful year, the Society of Cosmetic Scientists (SCS) Scrub up on Science competition is once again open!

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.

New Job Opportunity at CTPA - Head of International Growth & Regulatory Services
CTPA is currently recruiting for a key role to lead its International and Regulatory department.

NEW CTPA Guide on Common Understanding of Borderline Toothpaste Claims
CTPA has created a guide on common understanding of the cosmetic/medicine borderline for toothpaste claims.

Brexit – ‘No Deal’ Contingency Planning
CTPA has now published a new Brexit public page focussing on ‘no deal’ contingency planning.

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.

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

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?

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?

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.

A Must Attend ‘Valentine’ Date – CTPA Brexit Event, 14 February 2019
CTPA is organising a Brexit event ‘CTPA Navigating the New Cosmetics Landscape’ on 14 February at the Royal Society of Chemistry (Piccadilly, London).

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.

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.

NEW – CTPA Guide to Advertising Claims
At the CTPA seminar on cosmetic claims ‘What you should know before marketing and advertising cosmetics’, held on 11 December, CTPA launched its updated Guide to Advertising Claims and a new booklet CTPA Confidence in Cosmetic Claims.

Brexit - CTPA Position on the Withdrawal Agreement
CTPA is calling on the UK Government and Members of Parliament to avoid a ‘no deal’ scenario.

Claims Focus - Principles of claims substantiation
Do you feel comfortable with the substantiation in place for your products in case of a challenge by authorities? How many panellists are needed for consumer tests? Which test for which claim?

Claims Focus - ‘Free from’, ‘Not tested on animals’, ‘Hypoallergenic’ claims
Are you up to speed with the latest requirements on ‘free from’, ‘not tested on animals’ and ‘hypoallergenic’ claims?

Claims Focus - ‘Natural’ and ‘Organic’ claims
Are you aware of the new ISO Guidelines on natural and organic products?

Claims Focus- Online and Social Media Advertising
Do you know that there is an advertising code that all online and social media adverts have to follow in the UK?

Cosmetic Claims – MHRA Position on Adverse Skin Conditions
This CTPA guidance on cosmetic claims that make a reference to adverse skin conditions (e.g. eczema) is aligned with the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) view on borderline claims.

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.

Focus on Food Imitation Products
Directive 87/357/EEC prohibits the marketing, importing and manufacture of products that look like foodstuffs.

Warning - fake cosmetics discovered!
A Local Government Authority (LGA) report has revealed that hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of counterfeit cosmetics have been uncovered by trading standards officers across the country.

‘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.

CTPA Seminar ‘Cosmetics Claims, What You Should Know Before Marketing and Advertising Cosmetics'
On 11 December 2018, CTPA will be holding a seminar for members and non-members on cosmetic claims providing attendees with guidance on a wide range of topics as well as relaunching the CTPA Guide to Advertising Claims

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.

EU Countermeasures
Following the US announcement to rescind the tariffs exemption on steel and aluminium coming from the EU, the EU Member States unanimously supported the EU Commission proposal for countermeasures, which entered into force on Friday 22 June.

Key Regulatory Role
CTPA is currently recruiting for a Key Regulatory Role within its Regulatory and International Department

Hydroquinone in Eyelash Extension Adhesives
The European Commission’s Rapid Alert System, RAPEX, recently reported the withdrawal from the market in Slovenia of a glue for false eyelashes that contains hydroquinone: RAPEX (A12/0559/17).

Key elements of CTPA’s response to the UK Government Public Consultation on Plastic Microbeads
CTPA has responded to the public consultation highlighting the following key points

Cosmetic Claims
A summary of issues relating to cosmetic claims.

URGENT: CPNP - System Errors and Access Difficulties
Cosmetics Europe has contacted the European Commission regarding the difficulties many members are experiencing in trying to access the notification portal.

Plastic Microbeads in Cosmetic Products
Industry Recommendation on plastic microbeads

Cosmetics Europe issues a Recommendation on the use of the preservative Methylisothiazolinone
Cosmetics Europe, the European personal care association, has issued an industry-wide recommendation.

Changes to European Cosmetic Laws
Changes to European Cosmetic Laws

No Ban on ‘Free from’ Claims
There is a rumour circulating that large companies within the cosmetics industry are pressing the European Commission to prohibit ‘free from’ claims. This is untrue. On the contrary, recent discussions between the cosmetics industry representatives for large and small companies and the European Commission have established that ‘free from’ claims, in principle, are allowed and will not be banned under the new Cosmetics Regulation. Read more…

Bailey Report – Letting Children be Children
Report of an Independent Review of the Commercialisation and Sexualisation of Childhood.

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.