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Highest EU Court To Interpret Cosmetic Animal-Test Ban’s Scope

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

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The European Federation for Cosmetic Ingredients awaits a ruling from the European Court of Justice – expected in about two years – as to whether the ban in the EU necessarily prohibits the marketing of cosmetic ingredients tested on animals to meet regulatory requirements in third countries. Animal-welfare groups claim EFfCI’s aim is to “severely weaken” the ban and “herald a return to the dark days of animals suffering.”

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