Consent to Import an Import-Prohibited Chemical - Australian Government

Service summary

You will require this consent if you operate a business that intends to import an import-prohibited chemical into Australia. An import-prohibited chemical is any chemical product that contains an active constituent that is the subject of an international agreement.

An active constituent is a substance that is primarily responsible for the biological or other effect identifying the product as an agricultural or veterinary chemical product.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this consent you must provide the following information:

  • Generic information about yourself;
  • The technical name, common name and Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) number (if known) of the chemical;
  • The quantity to be imported;
  • The name of the exporting country; and
  • The intended use in Australia.

The Agency will consider, among other matters, relevant international conventions or agreements adopted by the Australian Government and whether there are any potential risks for humans, animals, the environment, industry or trade.

For imports involving multiple chemicals, a separate form must be completed for each chemical. A multiple entry import permit may be granted provided you are a fit and proper person.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

As specified on the consent certificate.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

Fees will vary depending on your circumstances. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Administering agency

Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority
Registration Management and Enquiries

Act(s) name

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992 (Australian Government)

Regulation(s) name

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Regulations 1995 (Australian Government)

Contact details

Import Consents
Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority
Registration Management and Enquiries


Operating address:
18 Wormald Street
Symonston
Australian Capital Territory 2609
Mailing address:
PO BOX 6182
Kingston, Australian Capital Territory 2604

Phone:

02 62104793

Fax:

02 62104721
enquiries@apvma.gov.au

Supporting information

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