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Highest EU Court Rules on Ban to Market Cosmetics Tested on Animals

September 21, 2016, Covington Alert

On September 21, 2016, the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) delivered its judgment in Case C-592/14 European Federation for Cosmetic Ingredients v UK Secretary of State for Business. The Court has ruled that animal tests performed outside the European Union (EU) to comply with non-EU rules should not be used for the product safety assessment to gain access to the EU internal market for cosmetics.

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