China May Dispense With Animal-Test Requirements For Imported Non-Special-Use Cosmetics
Reportedly, there would be stipulations for animal-testing waivers, including possession of a Quality Management System certificate, but generally the draft measures should inspire optimism in animal-welfare and industry corners alike.
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