During negotiations the EU and UK agreed a Northern Ireland Protocol that there would be no new checks on goods crossing the border between NI and the Republic of Ireland (ROI). As a result of the protocol, NI has in effect remained in the EU’s single market for goods (England, Scotland and Wales have left the EU’s single market for goods). This allows goods to flow to and from NI to the ROI and the rest of the EU as they did while the UK was a member of the EU, without customs checks, tariffs or new paperwork.
Altough Northern Island is a member of United Kingdom, EU Regulation 1223/2009 will continue to apply based on the Ireland/Northern Island (NI) Protocol.
This situation causes some differences for Northern Island market. We summarize briefly for you:
Cosmetic products placed on the NI market after 1 January, 2021 must comply with EC Regulation 1223/2009 on cosmetics.
Submit a Cosmetic Product Notification (SCPN) portal will not be accessible for NI based Responsible Persons. They continue to notify the cosmetics products in CPNP post Brexit.
Cosmetics products which are manufactured in NI will be counted as “imported products” for UK market. These products should be notified in SCPN by another RP based in UK.
NI based companies can not be named or acted as “UK based Responsible Person”.
Cosmetic products which will be put on the NI market must have an EU based RP and they should be notified in CPNP.