Many of those involved in the cosmetics market are deeply concerned about the arrival of BREXIT, and you may be one of them. Perhaps you sell your products in the United Kingdom but your responsible person is not based there… Or similarly, your responsible person is based there but you sell your products in Europe… In leaving the European Union the United Kingdom will become a third party country. And in addition to that you will have to deal with changes related to international commerce and cosmetic regulations.
Discussions continue as to whether the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union will be progressive or not. However it may all end up, there will be no benefit in waiting unnecessarily before bringing your products into compliance.
-> CPNP notification: a specific portal will be set up for the United Kingdom. Depending on your situation, you should declare your products and/or (inversely) transfer notifications made in the United Kingdom to the future responsible person inside the European Union (domiciled within a European Union member state).
-> The details of the responsible person: they must be located within the European Union and/or the United Kingdom depending on the country in which you sell your products. This person must possess the Product Information Folder in the national language of the controlling authorities.
-> Safety assessment: The qualification of the person in charge of completing this may be reconsidered by the United Kingdom.
-> Cosmetovigilance: Specific monitoring and declaration to be put in place
Do you need help with this complex subject? The European Commission has issued special Brexit preparedness notices. These cover a number of different subjects including cosmetics and other relevant themes such as: e-commerce, the REACH regulations, industrial products, VAT… You can get hold of them from this link: https://ec.europa.eu/info/brexit/brexit-preparedness/preparedness-notices_fr
Clear Consulting can also help you through these procedures, and offer a responsible person service based in Paris (France) or London (United Kingdom). Please feel free to contact us for further information.