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Renew your registration for 2020-21 – the cost depends on the value of industrial chemicals imported or manufactured in the previous financial year.

Your appeals and review rights

Under our laws you can ask the AICIS Executive Director to reconsider some decisions. Anyone affected by our decisions can make these requests.

Asking us to reconsider a decision

We will let you know in writing when we’ve made a decision and if you have the right to ask us to reconsider. If you do have this recourse, you need to write to our Executive Director within 20 working days. We will consider an extension of time in some circumstances. When you submit your request, you must include your reasons and provide any relevant supporting information. You should allow up to 70 working days for us to let you know the outcome of a reconsidered decision.

We will let you know the outcome in writing whether we'll:

  • confirm the original decision
  • vary the original decision
  • set aside the original decision and replace it with a new decision

If you disagree with our reconsidered decision

You have the option to apply to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) for a review of the reconsidered decision. Note, you can only apply to the AAT after you’ve gone through the reconsideration process with us.

Decisions that are reviewable

You can ask the Executive Director to reconsider these decisions.

Registration

  • cancellation of your registration

Assessment certificates

  • refusal to grant an assessment certificate
  • a condition we’ve added as a term on an assessment certificate
  • a specific requirement to give us information that we’ve added as a term to an assessment certificate
  • refusal to grant a variation to an assessment certificate
  • if we notify you about removing a person covered by a certificate or a holder of a certificate
  • if the Executive Director initiates a variation to an assessment certificate
  • cancellation of your assessment certificate

Commercial evaluation authorisations

  • refusal to grant a commercial evaluation authorisation
  • a condition we’ve added as a term of a commercial evaluation authorisation (CEA)
  • a specific requirement to provide us with information we’ve added as a term to a CEA
  • if we notify you about the removal of a person as a holder of a CEA
  • if the Executive Director initiates a variation to an assessment certificate
  • cancellation of a CEA

Confidential business information

  • refusal to grant protection of CBI; including an AICIS approved chemical name or protection of end use
  • revocation of that CBI we have previously granted

Decisions made under the Industrial Chemicals (General) Rules 2019 (the General Rules)

  • if we do not approve the inclusion of animal test data in an application
  • if we do not approve you having regard to animal test data in determining a category of introduction
  • if we do not approve an introduction or export of chemicals that are restricted under the Rotterdam Convention
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