2022 Global Cosmetic Animal Testing Regulation Updates Recap

Jan. 17th, 2023

Winnie Xu

$ 129

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.

We 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

  • Introduction of cosmetics animal testing and cruelty-free cosmetic
  • A brief history of the animal testing ban on cosmetics around the world

2. Regulatory Updates of Animal Testing in China

  • A brief history of animal testing regulations in the Chinese mainland
  • Animal testing exemption for general cosmetics (requirements for GMP certificate, list of countries issuing GMP certificates for cosmetics, safety assessment, etc.)
  • Developments in alternatives to animal testing in China
  • How to avoid animal testing
  • Other points to consider
  • Taiwan, China

3. Regulatory Updates of Animal Testing in Other Regions

  • Asia-Pacific regions (Japan, South Korea, India, Australia, New Zealand, etc.)
  • EU
  • North America
  • Middle East
  • Other Countries

*The final outline may be subjected to subtle revision.


Date Time (GMT+8) World Clock Language Speaker
2023-01-17 22:00 ~ 23:00 London: 14:00-15:00 New York: 09:00-10:00 English Winnie Xu


Winnie Xu

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.

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