From 1 May, ‘ordinary’ cosmetics will be allowed to sell in the country without being subject to controversial animal testing
In a long-awaited move, China’s National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) has announced that all imported ‘ordinary’ cosmetics will be exempt from animal testing from 1 May.
‘Ordinary’ cosmetics are products defined as those that do not have active claims, such as anti-ageing or anti-acne.
Brands will now be allowed to sell their products in the market as long as they provide a safety assessment and are made under Good Manufacturing Practice conditions.
The move, which has been toyed with for the last...
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