Announcement: transition from NICNAS to AICIS

AICIS Cosmetics Approval & Certification

Australian Industrial Chemicals Introduction Scheme (AICIS) has replaced NICNAS as the new national regulator for the importation and manufacture (introduction) of industrial chemicals in Australia. Official start date for AICIS is 1 July 2020. NICNAS ended on 30 Jun 2020 and its website is no longer active.

Key changes:

Previous Australian Inventory of Chemical Substances (AICS) becomes Australian Inventory of Industrial Chemicals (AIIC), which only lists chemicals for industrial use.

Some exemptions under NICNAS such as low volume cosmetic introductions must be categorised to make sure it is authorised under AICIS from 31 August 2022.

Secondary notification obligations become specific information requirement in the new Inventory, where introducer may be required to submit a form to update information about the introduction so AICIS has the chance to evaluate the introduction.