Derogation to the 2013 marketing ban on animal-tested cosmetics

22 October 2012


Rareş-Lucian Niculescu (PPE)



Several animal welfare organisations expressed their concerns about the possibility that the Commission’s intends to permit a late derogation to the 2013 marketing ban on animal-tested cosmetics. Is the Commission planning to permit such a derogation?


Answer given by Mr Borg on behalf of the Commission

11 December 2012

The Commission would refer the Honourable Member to earlier answers to questions in relation to this issue, notably E-005922/2012(1) and most recently E-007793/2012 (1). The Commission has not yet taken a final decision on the question of whether or not to make a proposal in relation to the 2013 marketing ban in the Cosmetics legislation.