Early introduction permits

Key transition points

Early introduction permits (EIPs) (s30A of NICNAS law)

  • If you have a valid EIP issued by NICNAS at 1 July 2020, you'll be able to continue to introduce the chemical while we consider your assessment certificate application.
  • If you have a pending EIP application with NICNAS, when we change to AICIS, we'll still assess it. If your application is successful, you'll be able to introduce the chemical, while we consider your assessment certificate application.

For more information, you should refer to Part 2 of Schedule 2 of the Transitional Act.

Early introduction permits  — public interest introductions (s30 of NICNAS law)

  • If you have a valid EIP issued by NICNAS at 1 July 2020, you'll be able to continue to introduce the chemical while we consider your assessment certificate application.
  • If you have a pending EIP application with NICNAS when we change to the new law, we'll still assess it. If your application is successful, you'll be able to introduce the chemical as though it is an Exceptional Circumstances Authorisation under AICIS, while we consider your assessment certificate application.

For more information, you should refer to Part 6 of the Transitional Rules.

Download transitional legislation, explanatory statements and rules here

Last update 5 December 2019