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Welcome to the website of the Australian Industrial Chemicals Introduction Scheme (AICIS). We started on 1 July 2020. Read about us.


General overview of how we regulate the importation and manufacture of industrial chemicals in Australia.

The CEA pathway encourages innovation by providing a faster, cost-effective way to import or manufacture (‘introduce’) your chemical to evaluate its commercial potential. Read this guide to find out more and how to apply.

Full list of AICIS fees and charges - It is government policy that the costs of our regulation activities are recovered through fees and charges.

There is a prohibition on using new animal test data for chemicals with an end use only in cosmetics and restrictions on using new animal test data for chemicals with multiple end uses in Australia, including an end use in cosmetics with some exceptions.
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