The United Kingdom formally left the European Union on January 31st, 2020.
Please note that cosmetic companies benefit from a transition period until December 31st, 2020 to comply with the new rules applied to the cosmetics regulation.
As soon as more information on the UK notification system is made available, BIORIUS will ensure to have a process in place to make your products compliant on both sides of the Channel before the deadline.
In any case, we advise you to take precautions as for now by ensuring your compliance.
Which consequences in case of no deal / deal?
In the event of hard BREXIT, the United Kingdom will effectively become a third country from 29th March 2019. As a result, cosmetic companies won’t benefit from a transition period and will have to be fully compliant with new provisions at that time.
If the European Commission and the British Parliament seek an agreement, a transition period will potentially be granted. The cosmetic industry will therefore benefit from an additional year and 9 months (December 31st, 2020) to comply with the new provisions post-BREXIT.
WHAT DOES IT IMPLY ?
UK Responsible Person
A Responsible Person in the UK will be mandatory to sell cosmetic products in the country. A cosmetic brand selling both in the EU and in the UK will then need a Responsible Person specific to each territory.
Responsible Person’s contact details In case of selling in the UK, the UK Responsible Person’s contact details will have to feature on the product label.
EU and UK Responsible Persons’ information will therefore have to appear on the label if the product is sold in both territories. Made in According to the EU regulations, the manufacturing country has to figure on the product label if this country is outside EU.
If you are manufacturing in the UK and selling in the EU, the mention “made in UK” will have to be added on your label.
If you are manufacturing in the EU and selling in the UK, the mention “made in EU” will have to be added on your label.
Each product might have to be notified on a new UK notification system to be allowed for sale in this country.
A product sold on both markets will then need to be notified on the UK notification system and on the CPNP.
How does BIORIUS assist you?
BIORIUS assures your presence both in the EU and in the UK by making your products 100% compliant for both territories!