As of January 1, 2021, the United Kingdom has become a third country; some important regulatory changes have therefore taken place to take into consideration. In our past articles we have already presented the changes for the responsible person and the PIF editing for a cosmetic product. Today let’s see together what happens at the level of the notification of a cosmetic product.
Notification at CPNP portal
Before Brexit, also in the United Kingdom, as for other European countries, it was mandatory to proceed with the notification to the CPNP portal before placing a cosmetic product on the market. From January 1, 2021, after Brexit, things have changed.
What changed after Brexit
Before the product is placed on the GB market, it must be notified to the “Secretary of State ” and notifications made via the CPNP portal are no longer valid in GB. The information to be reported is similar as before. such as: the name of the product, the data of the responsible person, the formulation, the packaging etc.
Imports into Europe of products from the UK
Brexit has of course also had an impact on importing goods into Europe from the UK which has been considered as a third country. If until December there were no import barriers, now the products are subjected to customs controls in order to be cleared through customs. Company who imports cosmetic products from the UK becomes the person responsible for the products in Europe, and is required to make notifications to the CPNP.
There are several aspects to consider, contact us to find out more about how to manage your beauty business after brexit.