COVID-19 Beauty News In Brief: Ulta Announces Furloughs; ECHA Postpones New Dossier Checks; More
Quick looks at how beauty and personal-care industry stakeholders are responding to the pandemic, from temporary furloughs to corporate citizenship investments and regulatory accommodations for beleaguered businesses.
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The European Chemicals Agency is working to develop a centralized, expedited authorization process to increase the availability of disinfectants to consumers and healthcare professionals fighting the novel coronavirus. Meanwhile, the ECHA encourages companies to work with national authorities on single-market applications for derogations under the Biocidal Products Regulation to speed up production.
The European Chemicals Agency will implement an updated completeness check process in April for dossiers submitted under REACH. The revised check will extend to chemical safety reports, the agency says, noting that dossiers previously submitted successfully may not pass muster now.