Last Updated on May 10, 2022 by Ithos Global Regulatory Team
A new law in Hawaii bans the import for profit, sale, and offer for sale of any cosmetic in the state if the final product or any component of the final product was developed or manufactured using animal testing performed on or after January 1, 2022.
The bill known as SB345, was signed into law on July 2nd.
There are several exemptions for when the restrictions will apply, including where animal testing is required by a federal or state authority.
California, Illinois and Nevada all recently passed bills that ban animal testing in cosmetics. The Hawaii bill is similar to these bills. If one complies with those bills, one should be compliant in Hawaii. However, as good regulatory practice, one should confirm that your product and its components meet the conditions of the legislation.