Published on: Thu 11 June 2020

Brexit preparedness notices: Cosmetics

During the article 50 negotiations, the European Commission (EC) has published so called preparedness notices for specific sectors. In specific sectors, also the UK government has published detailed guides for business on specific product safety regulations (as of 1-1-2021), in case the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

ProductIP will publish the relevant preparedness notices for product compliance. In this post the EU notice to stakeholders in the field of cosmetic products and UK guidance on cosmetics.

In view of the end of the transition periode, the EC is updating the preparedness notices. 

The subjects covered in the EU preparedness notice are:

A. Legal situation as of the end of the transition period

  1. Responsible person
  2. Notification in the Cosmetic Product Notification Portal
  3. Product Information File (PIF)
  4. Labelling
  5. Safety Assessor

B. Cosmetic products places in the EY or the UK market before the end of the transition period

C. Applicable rules in Northern Ireland after the end of the transition period

The preparedness notice from the EC can be downloaded through this link (opens in new tab). 

The UK guidance on Cosmetic Products

The subjects covered in the guidance are:

  • Background
  • The Regulation
  • Chapter 1 - Scope and Definitions
  • Chapter II - Safety, responsibility & free movement
  • Chapter III - Safety Assessment, Product Information File, Notification
  • Chapter IV - Restrictions for certain substances
  • Chapter V - Animal testing
  • Chapter VI - Consumer Information
  • Chapter VII - Market surveillance
  • Chapter VIII - Non-compliance, Safeguard Clause
  • Chapter X - Powers and further duties of the Secretary of State

The UK guidance document can be downloaded through this link (opens in new tab).