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).
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.
Last update 16 September 2019