New Industrial Chemicals scheme on hold

The Australian Government has announced that the commencement of the new Australian Industrial Chemicals Introduction Scheme (AICIS) will be delayed until 1 July 2019. The deferral has been initiated to allow industry to adequately prepare for the changes and for additional consultation.


The current regulatory scheme (NICNAS) will remain in place until AICIS commences. An exposure draft of the rules and guidelines is ready. Consultation is extended until May 31st  2018.  More.