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Parliamentary questions
9 October 2012
E-009049-12
Question for written answer
to the Commission
Rule 117
Cristiana Muscardini (ECR)

 Subject:  Labelling system for cosmetic products
 Answer(s) 

Council Directive 76/768/EEC prohibits the marketing of animal-tested cosmetic products as well as cosmetic products containing such ingredients from 11 March 2013.

After that date, products of companies operating solely within the EU will be entirely free of animal testing, whereas some multinational cosmetics companies may opt to test on animals outside the EU for other markets.

1. Will the Commission introduce a system of labelling for cosmetic products that allows companies operating without carrying out or commissioning any animal testing, anywhere in the world, to distinguish themselves from companies that will continue to test cosmetic ingredients and products outside the EU after the introduction of the 2013 deadline?

2. How will the Commission monitor the introduction of cosmetic products and ingredients used for the first time in the EU after 11 March 2013 in order to ensure that they will not have been tested on animals outside the EU after the 2013 deadline?

 OJ C 294 E, 10/10/2013
Last updated: 28 November 2012Legal notice