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China May Ban Animal Testing For Imported Cosmetics In 2021


China has ‘flagged’ a potential finish of animal testing for imported ‘standard’ Cosmetics – which incorporates items, for example, shampoos and fragrances – reports state. 

While extra supporting guidelines are still turn of events, WWD states there is an ‘public consultation process and fine-print to be released on how companies can file and meet criteria to forgo the testing’.

According to a statement for Plant Based News, Troy Seidle, VP for examination and toxicology at Humane Society International stated:


“As China is one of the few countries in the world to require animal tests for beauty products, removing this pre-market requirement for all ordinary cosmetics would be a game changer for cruelty-free beauty, and could save many tens of thousands of animals each year. 

“The era of cosmetic animal testing is nearly at an end, and through our global #BeCrueltyFree campaign we are passing laws in key cosmetic markets to ensure that no animal is ever again made to suffer in the name of beauty.”

If passed, imported ordinary cosmetics can forgo pre-market testing.

“Effective Jan. 1, 2021, imported ordinary cosmetics such as shampoo, blusher, mascara and perfume will no longer have to be animal tested for eye and skin irritation in Chinese laboratories,” said Human Society International Friday.

‘Exceptional use’ beautifying agents, for example, hair color and sunscreen will even now experience obligatory animal testing and post-showcase item testing could in any case happen. 


“Companies will therefore not be considered cruelty-free just yet if they enter the Chinese market,” popular Instagram account Cruelty-Free Kitty said.

“Nevertheless, I’m remaining hopeful that China will soon completely step away from animal testing as part of both pre-market and post-market animal testing. This new regulation is a giant step in the right direction.”

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