ACBC VIC & ACBC NSW – China Law Update: The End of Animal Testing on Imported Cosmetics

26 Apr 2021

China’s National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) has recently confirmed its regulations on animal testing exemptions. The new regulations state that, as of May 2021, companies from selected countries are allowed to import general cosmetics into China without undergoing mandatory animal testing.

These regulatory changes are detailed and will have varying implications for different categories of products.

ACBC Vic and ACBC NSW are pleased to host Mark Schaub (Senior Partner, King & Wood Mallesons), Edwina Kwan (Partner, King & Wood Mallesons) and Christina Su (Co-Founder, Bayeco Skincare) to address these important regulatory changes, with a focus on the consequences and opportunities for the cosmetics sector.

This online event will provide opportunities for companies to ask questions and discuss these regulatory changes with experts on the ground in China.


Mark Schaub, Senior Partner, King & Wood Mallesons

Mark Schaub specialises in foreign direct investment, M&A and restructuring in China. He has advised on foreign investment projects in all major sectors in China with a cumulative value exceeding USD 20 billion. He is familiar with China issues faced by companies of all sizes and is a trusted advisor to many companies ranging from family-owned businesses to Fortune 500 companies.

Edwina Kwan, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons

Edwina is a Partner in KWM Sydney’s dispute resolution practice, specialising in China related cross-border disputes. She represents clients in all forms of dispute resolution including international arbitrations, mediations, intellectual property disputes and commercial litigation. Edwina has extensive expertise covering commercial strategy & negotiations and risk mitigation and advises clients on trade, shareholder, joint venture and IP disputes in the retail, e‑commerce, private equity, telecommunications, construction, energy & resources and international trade sectors.

Christina Su, Co-Founder, Bayeco Skincare

Christina Su is a pharmacist and co-founder of an Australian Clean skincare brand called Bayeco. Bayeco launched 2.5 years ago because of a struggle to find natural skincare with an effective anti-ageing formula that’s simple to use for the busy woman. From small humble beginnings, Bayeco is now available in Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore and Thailand.

Event Details:
Date: Tuesday 11 May 2021
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm AEST
Platform: Zoom
Members: $25 ACBC Members (+GST +BF)
GA: $45 General Admission (+GST +BF)