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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The China State Council’s January approval of an overarching Cosmetics Supervision and Administration Regulation promises to bring about long-awaited reforms. But draft regulations targeted for release in coming months will be key to the implementation of CSAR provisions, the Personal Care Products Council says.
NGOs continue to push for a worldwide ban on cosmetics developed at animals’ expense. With cruelty-free cosmetics laws already in place in Europe, California and other major markets around the globe, animal-welfare advocates still see strategic value in driving bans in, say, Nevada.
The Personal Care Products Council’s head of global strategies says a revised cosmetics framework law could be enacted in China in the 2019 first quarter. It’s expected to shift China to a more risk-based system, reducing bureaucratic red tape and promoting fairer competition, though some of the finer details will depend on implementing regulations.