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2022 Global Cosmetic Animal Testing Regulation Updates Recap

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Winnie Xu
Tuesday , 17th Jan 2023

Animal testing of cosmetics has always been a very hot and controversial topic. At present, nearly 40 countries and regions around the world have banned animal testing on cosmetics, including the United Kingdom, India, Israel, Australia and the European Union. China officially joined the ranks in May 2021, exempting general cosmetics from mandatory animal testing, thereby opening its market to foreign cruelty-free bands. However, meeting the prerequisites for China’s animal testing exemptions is challenging for some companies.

ChemLinked organized this webinar to help companies better cope with the current animal testing regulations in China and the rest of the world. In the webinar, Ms. Winnie Xu will first review the history of global animal testing regulations, then expound on the latest developments of China’s animal testing exemption regulations after more than 1 year of implementation and provide feasible paths for companies to enter the market circumventing animal testing. Finally, she will focus on animal testing regulation updates in some major countries or regions.


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1. Overview of Cosmetics Animal Testing

  • Cosmetics Animal Testing

  • Alternatives to Animal Testing

  • Alternatives Recognized by OECD (2004-2021)

  • Alternatives Recognized or Updated by OECD in 2022

  • Brief History of Global Animal Testing Ban on Cosmetics

2. Regulatory Updates of Animal Testing in China

  • Brief History of Cosmetic Animal Testing Regulations in Chinese Mainland

  • Animal Testing Exemption for General Cosmetics

  • Requirements for GMP Certificate

  • Requirements for Cosmetics Safety Assessment

  • Animal Testing Requirements for New Cosmetic Ingredient (NCI)

  • Other Notable Points

  • Taiwan, China

3. Regulatory Updates of Animal Testing in Other Regions of 2022

  • Japan

  • South Korea

  • The US

  • Canada

  • Brazil

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  • ChemLinked Regulatory Analyst
    Winnie Xu is an experienced cosmetic regulatory analyst in the ChemLinked team tasked with tracking, analyzing and interpreting the latest regulatory and market changes in China, Japan, and the rest of the Asia Pacific area. She has published a number of news and articles on cosmetic regulatory compliance and involved in various industry conferences. Areas of expertise: Cosmetic Pre-Market Approval Compliance, Cosmetic Ingredient Requirements, Animal Testing and CBEC.