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In Brief: China Lightens Animal-Test Requirements; Coty In UAE; Eyeliner Recall; More

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

Executive Summary

Foreign manufacturers may be able to market cosmetics in China without animal testing by partnering with a domestic toll manufacturer under changes to Chinese regulations announced in late December. More news in brief.

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