You will require this certificate if you intend to manufacture or import new industrial chemicals including dyes, paint chemicals, cosmetics, adhesives and detergents in Australia. Notification must be made to the National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS) and an assessment certificate or permit must be obtained before the product can be imported or manufactured in Australia. NICNAS produces an assessment report with recommendations for safe use of the new industrial chemical.
A certificate or permit is then issued to the importer or manufacturer with conditions to ensure safe use of a new industrial chemical. Obtaining an assessment certificate will allow the industrial chemical to be listed in the Australian Inventory of Chemical Substances after 5 years. The Chemicals Business Checklist provides high-level summary information about the Australian regulatory framework for the chemicals and plastics industry in a simple format.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
You will be required to provide details on the nature of the chemical its intended use, toxicity and method of release to the environment. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.
Variable 1-5 years.
Fees vary depending on individual circumstances. Please consult the Contact Officer for fee information.
Department of Health
National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS)
Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989 (Australian Government)
Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Regulations 1990 (Australian Government)
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