As the UK’s deadline for novel food applications looms, many firms are upbeat about the prospects for CBD businesses in Northern Ireland, but almost all those CBD-Intel spoke to expressed frustration at a lack of clarity
British CBD brands are suspending shipping to the EU, European customers are hit by unexpected import fees, and UK entrepreneurs are struggling to establish their start-ups, as Brexit regulations cause chaos
Multiple jurisdictions are planning significant legislation on both CBD and hemp-related matters, but it seems regulation in 2021 could be defined as much by what doesn’t happen as by the progress made
While a post-Brexit regulatory review in the UK is likely to focus much more on nicotine vaping than on CBD, equally there are likely to be knock-on effects for providers of CBD products – whether or not intended
The decision by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in the Kanavape cape that CBD cannot be treated as a narcotic has been welcomed in France – though not by the official regulatory bodies
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Progress on novel food authorisations for non-synthetic cannabinoids will be paused until European regulators decide whether extracts from hemp flowers constitute a drug under narcotics laws, CBD-Intel has learned
Major French flavours and fragrance manufacturer Robertet is making its first foray into European cultivation and processing of hemp oil extracts in a joint venture with Swiss CBD and hemp producer Alponics
Not all European markets offer the same business opportunities, and while some countries offer few some others do allow some CBD businesses to flourish in some areas. This report covers regulation of herbal smoking products in Europe
The inclusion of some new cannabis-related entries in the CosIng catalogue will facilitate the placement of cannabis-containing cosmetics in the EU market – provided all other rules, such as limits on THC, are respected
The EU’s Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) Regulations classify all chemical substances and mixtures according to their toxicity levels. Part 1 of our report looks in detail at this legislation
No food item should contain any cannabinoid, including CBD, in the EU without prior novel food ingredient authorisation following a change by European authorities – though this is open to interpretation
The CBD industry is currently navigating a complex and changing regulatory landscape across the European Union. CBD-Intel brings some light to the obscure area of novel food regulation – and asks the vital questions
Navigating EU regulation has always been challenging for the CBD industry and now companies have to deal with regulation surrounding the UK’s Brexit as well.
At the start of 2021 British CBD brands were suspending shipping to the EU, European customers were receiving import tariff fees without notification, and UK-based entrepreneurs were struggling to establish their start-ups, as new Brexit regulations provoked chaos.
The change is confusing for those both in and out of the EU. But there is some good news for the industry. In early 2021 the European Commission (EC) made a preliminary decision that extracts from any part of the cannabis plant can be used in cosmetic products. This development should open up the cosmetics market to further new products and innovations because it takes away the requirement that any CBD used must be from synthetic sources in order to avoid legal grey areas in the EU.
Once the conclusion is confirmed later in 2021, there could be a flurry of activity in this area as companies with plant extract supply lines look to see what they can do in the growing topicals and cosmetics field.
From EU novel food guidelines to Brexit, watch this space for our regulatory briefings on developments in the EU that impact the CBD industry.
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