The European Union has published guidance on the cosmetics Regulation for a post-Brexit world, according to a report written by Chemical Watch.

The guidance reiterates that, in the case of a no deal, EU regulation will no longer apply in the UK as of March 29; should the UK sign off on the proposed exit plan, then this will be subject to a transition period.

‘Responsible Persons’ based in the UK will no longer be eligible to be the designated entry point for the EU market, companies will therefore need to nominate a new responsible person or become an importer.

Further, UK-based companies will no longer be able to access the Cosmetics Product Notification Portal directly and will have to rely on EU-based entities of responsible persons to update product information for them.