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The UK Regulation, The cosmetic regulation after BREXIT

29 April, 2021
cosmetic regulation after brexit

Are you selling your cosmetic products in the UK? Have you already found your Responsible Person to sell your cosmetic products in the UK? We can help you with everything you may need when placing your cosmetic products in the UK!

Cosmeservice offers its services from Great Britain with the aim to provide support to cosmetic companies to have a Responsible Person in this country, as required by the new cosmetic regulation after Brexit. Of course, Cosmeservice will continue to have their headquarters in the European Union, in Spain so, in this way, British companies interested in operating on European soil will be able to count on the same services that they have been offering up to you now too.

The United Kingdom has made some modifications to the European Cosmetic Regulation (EC) document No 1223/2009 to create its own UK Cosmetic Regulation document. These changes affect the Responsible Person, the PIF, the labelling of the product, and the notification, which must be carried out from now on in the UK portal SCPN (Submit Cosmetic Products Notification). All these modifications started in 2021.

The countdown to notify your cosmetic products has begun! March 31st was the final date to transfer cosmetic products notified into the European CPNP (Cosmetic Products Notification Portal) to the British SCNP (Submit Cosmetic Products Notification).

How to prepare to market cosmetic products in the UK after Brexit

Below, you will find in detail the consequences for cosmetic products that will be marketed in the UK market after the Brexit implementation:

1. RESPONSIBLE PERSON IN THE UK

Cosmetic companies (from all over the world) wishing to market their cosmetic products in the United Kingdom will be forced to have a responsible person located in the UK in accordance with the existing Regulation as of 1st of January in the United Kingdom. That is, they will have to designate a natural or legal representative there.

As a way of making this procedure as simple as possible, Cosmeservice has established a new office in the UK to provide this service to companies that are interested in it. Do not hesitate to contact us to request more information from our experts.

The Responsible Person service will include:

  • A legal or natural person with a legal identity in the UK.
  • Compliance guarantor for Regulation requirements.
  • Expert in the registration process and preparing the required reports.
  • First point of contact for competent Health Authorities, in the case of an Inspection, or consumers, in the case of a complaint.
  • A single annual fee covers all the products we assess and notify into the SCPN (Submit Cosmetic Products Notification) under our name as Responsible Person, limited to just five brands.

2. PRODUCT INFORMATION FILE (PIF)

The PIF must be available at the address of the Responsible Person within the UK. Every cosmetic product must have its own Product Information File in English, containing all the information about the product, its method of manufacture and the UK Responsible Person.

This document must be kept up-to-date at all times and follow any changes in regulations, and it has to be available to the Health authorities up to ten years after the last product was commercialized.

At Cosmeservice, our internal Safety Assessors perform the product information file with the highest quality and professionalism.

3. SUBMIT COSMETIC PRODUCTS NOTIFICATION (SCNP)

From now on, the Responsible Person should notify information related to the cosmetic product to the UK. All this must be carried out through the new Submit Cosmetic Products Notification (SCNP).

What happens to pre-BREXIT notifications of the products already on the market? They can be easily transferred to the SCPN from the CPNP.
European companies interested in the market in the UK must notify from 1st January 2021 till the 31st March 2021 on the UK portal available for this purpose, to avoid any problem.

4. LABELLING

The name and address of the Responsible Person must be indicated on the label of cosmetic products. At the moment the UK withdraws from the EU, the products made on European soil and marketed in the UK will be treated as imported from a 3rd country.

We recommend you to choose a professional Responsible Person in Europe and the United Kingdom in order to unify all regulatory services in the same consulting company.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be pleased to help you.

 

Cosmeservice – Responsible Person in Europe & the UK