The organisation is concerned that amended cosmetics laws post-Brexit could have negative effects on the industry
The UK’s Cosmetics, Toiletries and Perfumery Association (CTPA) has warned that a standalone UK REACH law post-Brexit would be detrimental to the industry and would “incur duplication of time and costs” for industry players.
REACH – the EU’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals Regulation – dates to 2006 and addresses the production and use of chemical substances and their potential impacts on health and the environment.
Described as the most complex legislation in the EU’s history, it took seven years to pass.
The UK Government has said it will need to amend laws like REACH to make them work properly in the UK post-Brexit, but the CTPA is concerned about how this would be achieved.