Exiting the EU – the latest update and implications for the cosmetics industry

Time: 10:00 am - 10:30 am

Date: 13 November

The United Kingdom submitted on 29 March 2017 the notification of its intention to withdraw from the European Union under Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union. This means that, from 30 March 2019, the United Kingdom

will become a ‘third country’ of the European Union (EU) and all EU primary and secondary law will cease to apply in the UK on this date unless a ratified withdrawal agreement establishes another date. These include over 30

Regulations that impact the cosmetics sector including in particular the Cosmetics Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 and REACH Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006.

Contingency planning is crucial to ensure business continuity and members need to prepare for the possibility of the UK leaving the EU March 2019 without an implementation period or a deal being agreed.

CTPA, has been working to engage with key UK Government officials and industry bodies such as Cosmetics Europe (CE) and the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) to ensure that the cosmetics industry position and CTPA’s view are clearly heard during the EU exit negotiations.

This session will provide attendees with the latest status of the negotiations and political insights from both the UK and EU perspective and to understand the impact on cosmetics business of the EU Exit but also to sense check some potential solutions that can or should be activated now to ensure business continuity.


Learning outcomes:

  • Brexit political Landscape
  • Insight on the UK/EU negotiation
  • The Brexit Impacts on the cosmetics industry
  • How to be prepared


  • Olivia Santoni Director, Regulatory and International Services - CTPA

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