Understanding AICIS
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On July 1, 2020, the National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS) was officially replaced by the Australian Industrial Chemicals Introduction Scheme (AICIS). Falling under the Industrial Chemicals Act 2019, the AICIS is a Regulatory scheme, which focuses on supporting cosmetic product manufacturers with easy import of new low-risk chemicals to the Australian market. The AICIS is also responsible for regulating the industrial chemicals used in the manufacturing of a cosmetic product.

According to the AICIS, to introduce a new industrial chemical in Australia, manufacturers are required to register their business with the Register of Industrial Chemical Introducers before the chemical is imported/manufactured. The imported/manufactured chemical is also required to meet the Regulatory requirements of its introduction category, based on the associated risk level. The AICIS defines and regulates all the industrial chemicals falling under these categories.

Having mere knowledge of AICIS regulations and categories may not be enough to achieve end-to-end compliance. Cosmetics manufacturers must also have in-depth knowledge on the following topics:

  • Overview of the Regulatory Authority of Cosmetic Products in Australia and its Regulations
  • Regulations for Marketing Cosmetics with Therapeutic Effects in Australia
  • Regulatory Obligations for Importing/Manufacturing Industrial Chemicals for Commercial Purpose in Australia
  • Overview of the Australian Inventory of Industrial Chemicals
  • Regulations Requirements (Classification, Labeling, Reporting, Testing, etc.) for Industrial Chemicals Used in Personal Care Products
  • Regulations for Secondary/Cosmetic Sunscreens

To give the best possible insight about the AICIS regulations with respect to the above-mentioned aspects, Freyr is organizing a free webinar on “Understanding AICIS Regulations – for Cosmetics. The webinar was successfully concluded. Download the archived webinar session here.