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Parliamentary questions
28 February 2012
Question for written answer E-002228/2012
to the Commission
Rule 117
Françoise Grossetête (PPE)

 Subject: Cosmetic products
 Answer(s) 

The Cosmetics Directive provides for a total ban, from March 2013, on the placing on the European market of cosmetic ingredients tested on animals.

The ‘Report on the Development, Validation and Legal Acceptance of Alternative Methods to Animal Tests in the Field of Cosmetics (2009)’, presented to Parliament’s Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety on 31 January 2012, notes the lack of alternative methods in the short and medium term for determining complex toxicological effects.

Could the Commission therefore quantify the impact in terms of jobs, both in the industry and in research, of the 2013 deadline for cosmetic products available on the European market? Could the Commission also indicate the number of animals which would be saved each year by keeping to that deadline?

Original language of question: FROJ C 110 E, 17/04/2013
Last updated: 20 March 2012Legal notice