In Australia, all chemical imports are regulated by government departments that have differing requirements.

DTS can assist in the general requirements such as import tariffs and Hazardous waste conventions, as well as the specific requirements of each department.

 Biological Products

All plants and animals or parts or extracts thereof arriving at Australia’s entry points are required to meet import conditions administered by the Australian Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and forestry (DAFF), formally the import conditions were administrated by the Australian Quarantine Inspection Service (AQIS)

Companies involved in the import or export of particular products as defined under the quarantine legislation will require approval from AQIS. Two circumstances where AQIS approval is necessary are;

  • A BICON (Biosecurity Import conditions) permit for any product containing a biological ingredient.
  • Declaration of Assurance (formerly Instrument of Approval) for the use of chemical compounds such as cleaning products, sanitisers and disinfectants in registered export meat establishments.

At DTS we are able to assist you in understanding the DAFF requirements and advise on the data necessary to secure a BICON permit. We are also able to prepare and lodge the submissions necessary to secure a BICON permit.

Industrial Chemical Imports

The Australian Industrial Chemicals Introduction Scheme (AICIS) regulations the introduction of industrial chemicals into Australia.

DTS can assist with understanding the requirements of each chemical, as well as the international treaties regarding the movement of dangerous chemicals (Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions).

Ozone Depleting Substance and Synthetic Greenhouse Gases.

All entities importing an ozone depleting substance and synthetic greenhouse gases are required to obtain a licence from the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water.

DTS can assist in understanding and submitting the application to obtain the licence to import, as well as assisting in understanding the ongoing reporting requirements.