Changes to Industrial Chemical Imports

A new law known as the Australian Industrial Chemicals Introduction Scheme (AICIS) will replace NICNAS on 01 July 2020, regulating manufacture and importation into Australia.

There is now a new Australian industrial chemicals law – the Industrial Chemicals Act 2019 - which creates a new regulatory scheme for the importation and manufacture of industrial chemicals in Australia (to replace NICNAS) from 01 July 2020. This law also gives effect to the ban on the use of new animal test data for ingredients solely used in cosmetics.

The new scheme, known by the acronym AICIS, is the result of a reform process to improve the regulation of industrial chemicals in Australia. Its main purpose will remain the same — to help protect the Australian people and the environment by assessing the risks of industrial chemicals and providing information and recommendations to promote their safe use.

AICIS has been designed to be a more risk proportionate regulatory scheme, while maintaining Australia’s robust health, safety and environmental standards.

As your licensed Customs Brokers and International freight forwarders, Alliance Intercontinental can guide you through all Australian import regulations and procedures. We tend to your shipping requirements at all major ports and airports around the country.

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