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Post-Brexit, EU Cosmetics Regulation Will Remain ‘Passport For Trade’

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

Executive Summary

The future of cosmetics regulation in the UK may be among the least of uncertainties in the aftermath of Brexit.

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