Indian Government in the Month of June 2013 has banned the testing of Cosmetic product on animals and thus became the first country in South Asia to end such tests.
Now, with the ban on testing and as per the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) any cosmetic product made in India will be free of animal testing.
The decision of banning the testing was taken in order to prevent cruelty to animals, especially after seeing the available simulation alternatives.
The Final norms on the decision will be coming out shortly which is being chaired Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) sectoral-committee.
It has been decided that the last two animal-related tests will be dropped from the regulatory standards and any new cosmetic ingredient or product will have to comply with the non-animal standards of BIS.
It is worth mentioning here that Israel and the 27 countries of the European Union have implemented both testing and sales ban to bring an end to cosmetics animal suffering in their respective jurisdictions.
Now the government will examine the Import of animal-testing free products and labelling of local products to indicate that they are free of these tests.