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Urgent Action Advised by BEIS in Brexit ‘No Deal’ Guidance Letter on Cosmetics

29/01/2019

The Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS), which is part of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), issued a letter highlighting the practical changes that cosmetic companies have to take in a ‘no deal’ Brexit scenario, in relation to the requirements stated in the draft UK Cosmetics Regulation Statutory Instrument.

The practical changes involve:

  • setting up a UK Responsible Person (RP) and prepare for the transfer of notification from the EU CPNP to the UK version of the database;
  • notification requirements for products put on the market before Exit day and products put on the market after Exit day (please contact OPSS with any questions on importing data from the EU CPNP);
  • importers obligations for companies that were distributors before Brexit;
  • labelling of the UK RP address on pack.