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EU Countermeasures
Following the US announcement to rescind the tariffs exemption on steel and aluminium coming from the EU, the EU Member States unanimously supported the EU Commission proposal for countermeasures, which entered into force on Friday 22 June.

Cosmetic Industry in Figures
The 2017 collaborative report on the GB market from Kantar Worldpanel and IRI Worldwide shows a small decline in total retail sales price when compared with 2016.

Key Regulatory Role
CTPA is currently recruiting for a Key Regulatory Role within its Regulatory and International Department

Hydroquinone in Eyelash Extension Adhesives
The European Commission’s Rapid Alert System, RAPEX, recently reported the withdrawal from the market in Slovenia of a glue for false eyelashes that contains hydroquinone: RAPEX (A12/0559/17).

Key elements of CTPA’s response to the UK Government Public Consultation on Plastic Microbeads
CTPA has responded to the public consultation highlighting the following key points

Cosmetic Claims
A summary of issues relating to cosmetic claims.

URGENT: CPNP - System Errors and Access Difficulties
Cosmetics Europe has contacted the European Commission regarding the difficulties many members are experiencing in trying to access the notification portal.

Plastic Microbeads in Cosmetic Products
Industry Recommendation on plastic microbeads

Cosmetics Europe issues a Recommendation on the use of the preservative Methylisothiazolinone
Cosmetics Europe, the European personal care association, has issued an industry-wide recommendation.

Changes to European Cosmetic Laws
Changes to European Cosmetic Laws

No Ban on ‘Free from’ Claims
There is a rumour circulating that large companies within the cosmetics industry are pressing the European Commission to prohibit ‘free from’ claims. This is untrue. On the contrary, recent discussions between the cosmetics industry representatives for large and small companies and the European Commission have established that ‘free from’ claims, in principle, are allowed and will not be banned under the new Cosmetics Regulation. Read more…

Bailey Report – Letting Children be Children
Report of an Independent Review of the Commercialisation and Sexualisation of Childhood.