New scheme (1 July 2020)

The Australian Industrial Chemicals Introduction Scheme (AICIS) will replace NICNAS on 1 July 2020

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).

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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.

View the new Industrial Chemicals Act 2019

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)

This infographic provides a quick overview of what your obligations will be under AICIS.

Published: 29 July 2019 (click on image to expand)

A timeline from 2015-2020 showing industrial chemicals reforms milestones: NICNAS to AICIS

Last update 16 September 2019