China’s has released a document detailing the animal testing exemptions for imported general use cosmetics, but experts say cosmetic companies will find themselves jumping through hoops to qualify for them
Clarification on the rules regarding animal testing in China is expected to be issued in the next six months, following the publication of the recent Cosmetics Supervision and Administration Regulation (CSAR).
Non-animal tests on chemical substances continue to be widely used in the EU, with read-across studies most popular and in vitro methods gaining traction, according to the European Chemicals Agency’s (ECHA) latest report.
Animal testing for scientific purposes across the European Union has declined in recent years and cosmetics is in a strong position to share advances made with in-vitro alternatives, says UK medical research charity FRAME.
Following the announcement of China Food and Drug Administration's (CFDA) new regulation — coming into effect from 1st March 2017 — People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) believes it will strengthen the fight to stop animal testing in...