New scheme (1 July 2020)
Our new scheme commences 1 July 2020
From 1 July 2020, NICNAS will be replaced by the Australian Industrial Chemicals Introduction Scheme (AICIS).
Early regulatory changes now in effect
Whilst the new scheme will begin on 1 July 2020, early regulatory changes are now in effect under the current scheme (NICNAS).
There is now a new Australian industrial chemicals law — the Industrial Chemicals Act 2019. This law creates a new regulatory scheme for the importation and manufacture of industrial chemicals in Australia (to replace NICNAS) from 1 July 2020.
The ban on the use of new animal test data for ingredients solely used in cosmetics will also begin on 1 July 2020.
We are currently consulting on changes to the draft General Rules that will support the new scheme. Go to our consultation page for more details.
This timeline provides a snapshot of key milestone dates 2015-2020 for the reforms process, leading to implementation of our new scheme.
Published: 4 April 2019 (click on image to expand)
Last update 8 April 2019