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Information and updates on Brexit


The UK is no longer a member of the EU. In this section, we include useful information to help importers, retailers and manufacturers adapt to the regulatory changes brought about by the UK leaving the EU.


The primary focus will be on e-cigarette, cosmetics and cannabis regulation but may also include medicine and electrical and battery regulations.

The latest


Updated: 13th April 2021


What has happened? 


Since the 1st January 2021, the UK is no longer an EU member state and, generally, EU rules no longer apply.


So what rules apply after 1st January 2021? The UK has largely adopted the same regulatory framework it had before it left. So regulations have not changed that much – but what has changed is the way in which data i.e. technical dossiers are submitted to the UK authority, along with legal entities such as Responsible Person.


For further information including industry-specific regulation, please refer to the sections below.

Read industry-specific Brexit information

Want to know more about how Brexit will affect your business? We have dedicated areas for e-cigarette, cannabis and cosmetics sectors. Choose from below:

Vape Industry
Read about changes to UK vape regulation due to Brexit
Cannabis Industry
Learn more about how UK cannabis laws may change post-Brexit
Cosmetics Industry
Get information on Brexit and changes to cosmetics regulation in the UK
Electrical and Battery
Get information on how Brexit affects UK electrical and battery regulations