In-Force Legislation

Animals in experiments

 

Cosmetics

 

Enforcement

Animals in experiments

1st January 2013:  Directive 2010/63 iis applicable

10 November 2013: Member States shall adopt and publish, the laws, regulations and administrative provisions necessary to comply with this Directive and communicate it to the Commission (Article 61).

 

Cosmetics

11 Septembre 2004:  testing on animals is prohibited on finished cosmetic products.

11 March 2009 : testing on animals ingredients or combination of ingredients is prohibited. Is also prohibited marketing of these products with the exception of repeated-dose toxicity, reproductive toxicity and toxicokinetics.

11 March 2013: the marketing ban will apply for other products having specific health effects and alternative methods should have been validated and adopted in EU legislation up from this date.