Brexit To Bring Regulatory Duplication, Possible Disruptions For UK Cosmetics Interests
As the transition period following the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union draws to a close, cosmetics industry stakeholders are following final trade negotiations while readying themselves for new regulatory complexities.
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