On Mar 4, 2021, China NMPA finally released the formal version of “Management Standards of Cosmetics Registration and Filing Documents”. It specifically listed that imported general cosmetics will be exempt from animal testing from May 1st, 2021 under certain conditions.
“ Article 33：
(2) If the manufacturer of general cosmetics has obtained the relevant qualification certification of the production quality management system（GMP/ISO）issued by the government department of the country (region), and the product safety risk assessment result can fully confirm the safety of the product, it is exempted from animal testing, except for the following situations:
1. The product claims to be used by infants and children;
2. The product uses new cosmetic raw materials under safety monitoring period;
3. According to the quantitative grading and scoring results, the filing person, the domestic responsible person, and the production enterprise are listed as key supervision objects. （not full fill yet）”