ECHA ‘Ignoring’ Law, Continues To OverREACH With Cosmetic Animal Tests – Cruelty Free International
According to the NGO, not only are animals continuing to suffer in testing the Cosmetics Regulation’s animal-testing prohibitions were designed to eliminate, cruelty-free brands are having an increasingly difficult time avoiding animal-tested ingredients due to failings in the European Chemicals Agency’s administration of REACH.
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Animal-welfare groups have been critical of the European Chemicals Agency's administration of REACH's "last resort" principle. PETA UK says the agency's latest report to the European Commission on registrants' use of alternative, non-animal methods similarly comes up short.
Noncompliance with REACH information requirements remains an issue of concern for European authorities. ECHA aims to attack the problem by increasing the amount of compliance checks it performs while working with industry to drive improvements and national authorities to strengthen enforcement.
As of July 21, regulatory and legal authorities in the EU have clarified that cosmetic ingredients tested on animals to meet third-country requirements do not necessarily trigger the Cosmetic Regulation's animal-testing ban, and that animal testing on cosmetic ingredients may be needed under REACH for various specified reasons. A final important question may be left to the courts.