Changes to animal testing in China
The release of CSAR 2020 in June 2020 signified to the world that China had finally taken a “no animal testing” approach.
However, not all cosmetics can be exempted from animal testing.
Apply for a safety assessment report instead of animal testing
- General cosmetics ONLY (not applicable to special cosmetics).
- The results of the safety risk assessment report can completely verify the product’s safety.
- The manufacturer has obtained relevant certification (such as GMP) of the production quality management system issued by the competent governmental authorities of the original country (region), not by any third parties/organizations like SGS.
Situations where animal testing in China must be conducted
- Children or baby products (children under 12 years old).
- Using new cosmetic ingredients in formulation (those not included in IECIC 2021).
- Brand owner (foreign applicant company), responsible person (domestic RP company), or manufacturer (if any OEM/ODM) are on key-supervision blacklist according to NMPA supervision ranking.
Changes for animal testing in China from 2022
From 1 January 2022 a safety assessment report will be mandatory for new applications with or without doing animal testing
For more information and support with this process, please contact Accestra Consulting Group.