News that China will not require animal testing on cosmetic products from 2020 is surely music to ears across all sectors of our business.
This long contested law has long been a thorn in the side of animal welfarists and beauty companies looking to expand into the buoyant Chinese market. But after years of lobbying, the Institute For In-Vitro Sciences (IIVS) has announced that the govt there has finally approved nine non animal -based methods for legislation from next year.
The IIVS has worked with China’s National Medical Products Association (NMPA) to help modernise its regulatory efforts and convince the authorities there of the reliability and safety of in-vitro methods.
A proper game-changer on so many levels!