Version 2.0 of the Categorisation Guide released (November 2022)


Today we announced some regulatory changes due to the amendment of the Industrial Chemicals (General) Rules 2019, or General Rules, relating to introductions with a combined volume of 10 kg or less in a registration year.

As a result, we’ve updated the ‘Guide to categorising your chemical importation and manufacture’ (Categorisation Guide). The main changes to the Categorisation Guide are the addition of:

  • introductions of 10 kg or less to Step 3 – Introductions that are in the reported category of the Categorisation Guide – including criteria that must be met
  • a new page called ‘Your obligations after categorisation’ to give more clarity to introducers about their next steps after they’ve categorised their introduction

You can see all the changes we’ve made by viewing the version history on the cover page of the Categorisation Guide.

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Australian Industrial Chemicals Introduction Scheme, 25-11-22