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  • Australia Publishes FAQs on New Industrial Chemical Scheme

      9 Aug 2019   Nora Wang

    Takehome: Australia published FAQs on its new industrial chemical scheme AICIS on July 31, 2019. New charges and fees were imposed on registrations, inventory-related services, etc., since August 1, 2019.
  • Australia SWA Consults on Proposal to Adopt GHS 7

      8 Jul 2019   Nora Wang

    On July 3, 2019, the Safe Work Australia (SWA) opened a consultation on the proposal to adopt an updated version of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) for management of
  • AICS Inventory Update Detailed in Chemical Gazette

      3 Jul 2019   Deborah Xiong

    On July 2, details of the latest update to Australia’s Inventory of Chemical Substances (AICS) were published in the Chemical Gazette. The Gazette details the latest chemicals added to the AICS, changes made to the
  • Australia Passes Remaining 3 Bills for AICIS and Consults on 2019 Draft General Rules

      9 Apr 2019   Nora Wang

    Following the approval of three bills in February, the remaining bills for the Australian Industrial Chemicals Introduction Scheme (AICIS) passed through the Senate on April 2 and received Royal Assent on April 3.
  • Australian Industrial Chemicals Bill 2017 Passed by Both Houses of Parliament

      4 Mar 2019   Nora Wang

    Three out of a package of six bills were passed by the two houses of the Australian Federal Parliament, including the Industrial Chemicals Bill 2017, the Transitional Provisions, and the Amendment Bills.
  • Australia Defers Commencement of AICIS until July 2020

      23 Jan 2019   Nora Wang

    On January 11, 2019, the Australian government announced that it will further delay the implementation of the Australian Industrial Chemicals Introduction Scheme (AICIS), which is now scheduled to be implemented in
  • Australia NICNAS Implemented New Fees for 2018-19

      26 Jul 2018   Ying Zhang

    From 21 July 2018, NICNAS has implemented new fees and charges for the year 2018 and 2019. The increased fee and charges to be paid by industrial chemical importers and manufacturers will recover the cost of administering NICNAS.  
  • Australia to Defer Implementation of New AICIS

      29 Jun 2018   Ying Zhang

    The Australian government has deferred commencement of the new AICIS (new Australian Industrial Chemicals Introduction Scheme) until 1 July 2019.  
  • Australia Deleted the Trade Name Annex of the AICS Inventory

      28 May 2018   Ying Zhang

    The Chemical Gazette May 2018 confirms that all the products listed in the TNA were removed by NICNAS director. An additional 12 industrial chemicals are included in the AICS Inventory.
  • NICNAS Seek Public Feedback on IMAP and Draft Rules

      15 Mar 2018   Ying Zhang

    Australia NICNAS is seeking public comments on its IMAP framework stage 2 tranche 23 (from 2 March to 11 May) and NICNAS draft rules. The tranche 23 assessments includes polymers, azo-based substances, and excluded use chemicals.
  • Australia to Remove Products in the TNA after 9 March 2018

      27 Feb 2018   Ying Zhang

    Products listed in the Trade Name Annex (TNA) will be removed by NICNAS after 9 March 2018. Before that stakeholders involved with listed products can still provide chemical information to NICNAS to get the chemicals
  • Australia Asked for More Information on TNA Products

      17 Mar 2017   Matt Lyu

    On Mar 7th 2017, Australian National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS) issued a notice, requiring enterprises to provide detailed information of the products that were
  • GHS Requirements Become Mandatory in Australia

      12 Jan 2017   Matt Lyu

    The 3rd revision of Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) was first introduced in Australia on Jan 1st 2012 under the Work Health and Safety Law. However, the
  • Australia NICNAS Reform to Be Finalized by Early 2017

      30 Nov 2016   Matt Lyu

    The revision on Australia's National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS) is close to completion and will be released in April 2017.
  • Australia In Process of NICNAS Reform

      8 Apr 2016   Matt Lyu

    Australian Department of Health is in reforms to the National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS). The reforms aim to decrease the industry’s regulatory compliance burden by simplifying
  • Australian Inventory of Chemical Substances has One Substance Removed

      24 Sep 2015   Matt Lyu

    According to the latest Chemical Gazette published by Australian National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS), one substance has already been removed from the Australian Inventory of


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