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Ukraine to stop cosmetics testing on animals

At the moment, there are no alternatives to cosmetics testing in Ukraine
22:49, 16 January 2019

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The Healthcare Ministry of Ukraine offers to submit the draft law on the ban of animal testing of cosmetics, as ministry reported on Facebook.

According to a new technical regulation on cosmetic products, the list of the banned ingredients will be increased thrice. Thus, the producers will be able to use only safe coloring, preservatives, and ultraviolet filters.

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“One of the important aspects of the new regulation is to ban animal testing of cosmetics and provide the foreign and national companies with a possibility to use latest technological developments, particularly, the alternative ways of the testing of cosmetic products,” the message said.

The regulation of the cosmetic products is elaborated on the basis of the EU norms. The Healthcare Ministry plans to provide the transit period for the implementation of new demands for testing of the cosmetic products to allow the Ukrainian business to develop without obstacles and keep fair competition at the market.

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“This decision is grounded by the fact that today, Ukraine does not have any methods of the alternative testing of the cosmetics safety. The European Union also had the transit period for the implementation of new demands for the safety of testing of the cosmetic products,” the ministry explained.

As we reported, Serbia implemented the law that bans production of fur by killing animals. The law was actually approved in 2009, but the implementation was delayed until now for the businessmen to get their businesses ready for the changes.

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Ukrainians are paying more and more attention to the issue of animal abuse, in particular, they are concerned about the situation in the field of breeding of hunting dogs and in hunting in general, culling of stray dogs. The parliament of Ukraine will consider the bills on the protection of animals’ rights.

 

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