The Chinese Government has signed a new memorandum of understanding [MOU] with an organization committed to innovative non-animal tests.
The MOU was signed this week in collaboration with the nonprofit Institute for In Vitro Sciences, Inc. [IIVS] - which urges governments to accept non-animal testing methods.
China currently requires cosmetics companies to test on animals in order to sell their products on the Chinese market.
IIVS was awarded a grant by PETA that allowed expert scientists to travel to China and offer guidance in replacing animal-testing methods with non-animal ones.
Under the MOU, IIVS will provide government leaders and scientists with training on animal-free testing methods.
As part of its outreach program, IIVS will be educating Chinese officials on alternative methods of testing through science-based advocacy.
PETA is hoping that the new MOU will accelerate the acceptance of animal-free testing methods by China.
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