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  • Australia to Adopt GHS Revision 7 from July 2020

      15 Jan 2020   Nora Wang

    On January 10, 2020, the Safe Work Australia (SWA) announced in a ...
  • Australia Finalizes General Rules and Transitional Rules for AICIS

      20 Dec 2019   Nora Wang

    Takehome: Australia announced that the General Rules and Transitional Rules for AICIS are final, and the final draft of the Categorization Guidelines is now available.
  • Australia Consults on Principles for Design of Fees and Charges for AICIS

      27 Sep 2019   Nora Wang

    Takehome: Australia issued a notice to consult on principles for the design of fees and charges imposed on manufacturers and importers of industrial chemicals. Eight chemicals are added to the Annex III of...
  • Key Developments in Australia’s New Industrial Chemical Scheme

      4 Sep 2019   Nora Wang

    Takehome: Following two delays, Australia’s new industrial chemical scheme is to be implemented starting from July 1, 2020. Under the new scheme, there will be 6 categories of introduction of industrial...
  • 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 workplace hazardous chemicals....
  • 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 AICS, new chemical reports and permits...
  • 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. Thus far, all bills relating to the new...
  • 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 July 2020.


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