AUSTRALIAN REGULATION: AICIS AND WHS 2020
Do your products comply with Australian standards?
AICIS: Do you need help to better understand your obligations?
Is the SDS and product label also good for Australia?
The Industrial Chemicals Act 2019 is the Australian law governing the import and production of industrial chemicals in Australia. L’ AICIS (Australian Industrial Chemicals introduction scheme) is the regulatory scheme that administers this standard.
The company responsible for the import will have to register with AICIS before importing into the Australian territory. Registration must be renewed by August 31 of each year. The importing company keeps track of the imports made for five years and sends an annual declaration (1 September – 31 August), with which it will provide some information and confirm that the introduction of chemicals has been carried out in accordance with the laws in force.
The first step in verifying the conformity of the products is a comparison of the formula with the AICIS Chemical Inventory. This check will make it possible to understand if the constituent substances are present in the Inventory and if they comply with the conditions for importation.
In general, substances in the Inventory are divided into substances that can be introduced without notice and substances that require further information before import. If the products contain substances of the first type, it is possible to import as “ listed introduction “provided the company is registered, maintains chemical records and submits an annual declaration.
If the products contain substances for which the Inventory contains a defined scope, conditions of introduction or use, specific information requirements or other legal obligations, these must be checked and complied with.
Furthermore, chemical products must be accompanied by safety data sheets and labels.
The safety data sheet is prepared according to WHS Regulations (2020), which represents the implementation of the GHS on the Australian territory. The labels are prepared according to the type of product and the user in accordance with the requirements of WHS or of the Schedules identified by Standard Poison.
WHAT WE OFFER
TECHNICAL SUPPORT AND REGULATORY CONSULTING
We identify which products you market fall within the scope of Australian regulations and help you interpret and comply with obligations. We evaluate the compliance status of products and what procedures to take to place products on the Australian market.
Control of the components of a mixture in order to verify if the constituent substances are listed in the AICIS inventory and if there is a need to take further action.
PREPARATION AND SENDING OF INFORMATION TO AICIS
Compilation and sending of the required documentation to companies (AICIS registration, sending of the annual report).
Compilation and sending of the required documentation for substances contained in products:
specific information requirements form, once-off pre-introduction report, categorization of the substance , etc.
DRAFTING OF SAFETY DATA SHEETS AND LABELS
We draw up SDSs and labels for your products in language and compliant with the requirements of the WHS 2020 (Australian GHS); labels that comply with the requirements of the Poison Standard .
Our courses cover the main obligations deriving from the Australian regulations (Industrial Chemicals Act 2019, WHS regulation and Poison standard). Trained persons will have the means to recognize the elements necessary to undertake the procedures for the export of chemicals to the Australia.