Two Policy Shifts towards Animal Testing in China’s Cosmetic Sector

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China has started its cosmetic regulatory reform since the finalization of the overarching regulation- Cosmetic Supervision and Administration Regulation (CSAR) on June 29, 2020, and is releasing a series of subsidiary regulations to improve its new cosmetic regulation framework.

Starting from the initiation of the cosmetic regulatory reform, whether China will soften its stance on animal testing under the new cosmetic regulatory framework has been the most concerned topic in the industry. Encouragingly, two draft subsidiary regulations of CSAR released on August 28 (Instructions for Cosmetic Registration and Notification Dossiers and Instructions for New Cosmetic Ingredient Registration and Notification Dossiers) introduce 2 policy shifts towards animal testing management in China.



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