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In November, it was announced that China would phase out mandatory animal testing on domestically produced cosmetic products. Now, China has strengthened their stance on the issue by putting a date on the new policy and getting it in writing.

According to Cruelty Free International, “This significant breakthrough has now been confirmed with the publication by the authorities of the Requirements for Filing of Domestic Non-special Use Cosmetic Product, which details how to market normal cosmetic products in China without risking animal tests. Under the new rules, applicable from June 6 2014, companies need to inform local Food and Draft Agency offices of their intention to market and prepare a detailed safety dossier for post-marketing inspection, but they no longer need to submit the products for official testing.

This is great news as it sets in motion a time frame for the new policy, allowing products that have not been tested on animals into the Chinese market. It also joins the list of positive moves China has made for animals this year that includes banning shark fin soup from official functions and, in a move that not many saw coming, criminalizing poaching.

This announcement comes on the heels of India’s announcement to ban the import of all cosmetics tested on animals as well. We sure love it when the good news rolls in! Don’t you?

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12 comments on “China Strengthens Non-Animal Testing Stance on Cosmetics”

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Diana J. Limjoco
2 Years Ago

Now if they would just stop eating all the pangolins in the world!


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Stela Maricic
2 Years Ago

Maybe looks as a small step but if good momentum for animal rights continues, it will bring even bigger results in near future ! We just need to continue actions to protect animals as better as we all can!


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Chris Veggie
2 Years Ago

Seems too good to be true, but I'll be hopeful!


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Celeste Costa
2 Years Ago

OMG! Love it! Thank you !


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I Wear Positive
2 Years Ago

Great news and a great way to start the new year!


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Allison Brittain
2 Years Ago

https://secure.peta.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=5201


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Johann Taylor
2 Years Ago

Also what about the fur trade in China, burning dogs and cats alive for food, and the moon bears? Let's get them to stop all the other cruelty as well..?


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Terry Ginis
2 Years Ago

On the surface this sounds like good news, but it's just the tip of the iceberg to the abuses that go on in China. Example? Fashion statement-wearing live fish and turtles as jewelry. Google if you don't believe this. I will never believe that the Chinese will be as sensitive to animal welfare as they want the world to believe.


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Irene Ward
2 Years Ago

great


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Erika Jensen
2 Years Ago

Wonderful:)


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