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A prohibition against importing many animal-tested products became law on Tuesday, the first day of the new year, as regulations enacted in 2010 went into effect.

The new law is similar to a European Union ban, enacted in 2004, and follows a 2007 ban on domestic animal testing in the Israeli cosmetics industry.

Following the EU model, the new Israeli law makes exceptions for certain items that are considered medical products.

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