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Colombia to ban use of animals in cosmetics testing

Christian Fernsby ▼ | August 17, 2020
President Ivan Duque has enacted the bill making Colombia the first country in South America to ban cosmetics tested on animals.
President Ivan Duque
Colombia   President Ivan Duque
The Law 2047 of August 10, 2020 prohibits the import, manufacture and marketing in Colombia of cosmetic products and their ingredients when they have been tested on animals.

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However, the law provides for two exceptions.

The first, when an ingredient requires safety tests, in the interest of human health or to assess its safety to the environment and there are no alternative tests validated by the international scientific community.

The second: when safety data generated through animal testing for an ingredient has been performed for a purpose other than cosmetic. Actually, these provisions are quite similar to those already in force within the European Union.