“Hello, I would like to know if you distribute in China. – Yes, we do. – Well, then you are not Cruelty Free!!! – Well, yes, we are!!!!!”
According to Chinese regulations, being established in China involves testing products on animals. Except that since June 30, 2014, the Chinese administration has stopped demanding animal tests for <u>distributed</u> cosmetics. We are taking advantage of this relief to take our first steps on the Chinese market while waiting for a complete stop of the tests.
Our products are <strong>not imported but distributed</strong> in China. The only distributor with a Couleur Caramel exclusivity contract for the Asian market is located in Hong Kong, with warehouses in Vietnam; it sells our products ONLY through the Internet, products that therefore leave warehouses to arrive directly in the mailbox of consumers!
Moreover, our Asian distributor (like all our distributors around the world) fully shares our values and ethical positions: it could not be otherwise.
Unfortunately, some of vegan blog publishers, out of ignorance of Chinese laws and their subtleties, have questioned our sincerity about an <em>establishment</em> in China, giving rise to a rumour that we would like to debunk. Unfortunately, the rumours… Then:
<li><strong>NO ! We ARE NOT IMPLANTED IN CHINA, simply because it is OUT OF QUESTION to allow even only one of these animal tests on our products.</strong></li>
<li><strong>NO ! We will NOT establish ourselves in China UNTIL the regulations change on this subject!</strong></li>
There! We said it! We sincerely hope that you will help us to track down and silence this hurting rumour by telling us for example about any article evoking our hypothetical physical presence in China. Do not hesitate, when you are in the presence of this rumour, to leave a small comment mentioning this page. It is a huge favour that you would do us!!!