Australian Industrial Chemicals Introduction Scheme (AICIS) regulates the importation and manufacture (introduction) of industrial chemicals in Australia.
AICIS regulate chemicals (including polymers) introduced for an industrial use, such as in inks, paints, adhesives, solvents, cosmetics and personal care products, cleaning products, as well as in manufacturing, construction and mining applications. In Australia, chemicals are regulated under both state/territory and national laws.
At the national level, chemicals are regulated according to their use. There are 4 main regulatory authorities for chemicals - each focusing on a particular type of use. If your chemical has multiple uses, you must follow the requirements of each applicable Australian Government and State or Territory regulatory body.