Cosmetic Compliance
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How to Comply with UK Post-Brexit Cosmetic Regulations

Nicholas Shaw Núñez
Tuesday , 23rd Feb 2021
Cosmetic, Toiletry & Perfumery Association

The UK formally exited the European Union on Jan. 31, 2020 with a deal, the Withdrawal Agreement (WA), which established the transition period and set the scene for the negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement to take place. The Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) was reached in Dec. 2020 and came into effect on Jan. 1, 2021.

Now the UK is a fully independent country from the EU and has implemented the regulatory framework for cosmetic products being placed in the UK market. It is high time the cosmetic enterprises complete all the necessary steps to stay compliant with the UK regulations, including establishing a UK-based responsible person, completing new notification through the UK notification portal, re-labelling cosmetics to include new RP name and address, etc.

During the webinar, Mr. Nicholas from Cosmetic Toiletry & Perfumery Association (U.K.) will cover the main aspects and key changes in the UK post-Brexit cosmetic regulations and give a brief overview of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement and UK REACH.


1. Background

  • Brexit Timeline

  • Highlights of Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA)

2. UK Post-Brexit Cosmetics Regulations and Changes

  • Transitional Measures

  • Safety Assessment

  • Responsible Person Obligations

  • Distributor Obligations

  • Product Information File

  • Notification

  • Animal Testing

  • Labelling

  • Claims

  • Ingredients, CMRs, Nano

  • Cosmetovigilance

  • E-Commerce


  • REACH in the UK

  • Chemicals Legislation

4. Q&A

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  • Head of International Growth and Regulatory Services
    Nico joined the Cosmetic, Toiletry & Perfumery Association in August 2019 as Head of International Growth & Regulatory Services. With a scientific background, having studied Pharmacy at the University in Barcelona, specialising in Industrial Applications and Healthcare Law; before joining the CTPA, he held regulatory roles within the cosmetic industry from a manufacturer, a brand and a consultancy perspective, focusing on international expansion both in Spain and the United Kingdom. At CTPA, Nico is involved in the work carried out on the implications of Brexit for the cosmetic industry, as well as being a member of several Trade Advisory Groups for the Department for International Trade focussing on new Free Trade Agreements and working to ensure the UK cosmetics industry’s access global markets.