The Industrial Chemicals Act 2019 established the Australian Industrial Chemicals Introduction Scheme (AICIS) to regulate the importation and manufacture (introduction) of industrial chemicals in Australia. Importers and manufacturers (introducers) of industrial chemicals for commercial purposes, need to register their business under this scheme. All industrial chemical introducers must categorise their chemical importation or manufacture (introduction) into the following categories i.e., Listed introduction, exempted introduction, reported introduction, assessed introduction, commercial evaluation before placing into Australian territory. The deadline for Annual Reporting is 1st of July each year.
Topics to be covered:
• Overview of Australian Industrial Chemicals Introduction Scheme (AICIS)
• Australian Inventory of Industrial Chemicals
• Categorization of chemicals
• Obligations under AICIS
• Compliance strategies