If you wish to use a chemical in Australia, then it must be listed with AICIS. If it is not, then it needs to be categorised.
The AICIS categories are based on health/environmental risks and the importation volumes of the individual chemical and are listed below.
The only instance in which a specific chemical must be approved by AICIS is after determining that it is not a listed chemical, and assessing the health and environmental risks, it is determined that the chemical is assessed.
The following is a guideline to the process we follow for an assessed chemical.
The data gap analysis defines the issues and associated costs that will be encountered introducing a new assessed chemical into Australia.