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Exempted introduction declarations

For some types of exempted introductions, you must submit a once-off post-introduction declaration. We refer to it as an ‘exempted introduction declaration’. This is on top of your usual annual declaration obligations.

The online form is now available on AICIS Business Services under the tile 'Post-Introduction Declaration' (PID). You must submit your completed declaration by 30 November each year following the end of the previous registration year: 1 September - 31 August. At the moment, you can create, save or cancel a draft PID. You will be able to submit your PID from 1 August 2021.

What is a post-introduction declaration for exempted introductions?

This is a once-off declaration that you must submit after you introduce the following exempted introductions for the first time:

  • polymers of low concern
  • low-concern biopolymers
  • chemicals that you have categorised as very low risk for human health and the environment

Although these chemical introductions are categorised as exempted, we still need to know about them. It helps us to target our audits, and reassures our community stakeholders that you can demonstrate that these chemical introductions are very low risk.

When you must submit a post-introduction declaration for exempted introductions

Your first post-introduction declaration is due by 30 November 2021 and covers the period 1 July 2020 - 31 August 2021.

From 2022, you must submit your post-introduction declaration (PID) by 30 November each year following the end of the previous registration year: 1 September - 31 August. 

This only applies to:

  • polymers of low concern
  • low-concern biopolymers
  • chemicals that you have categorised as very low risk for human health and the environment

After that, you will no longer need to submit another PID for the same chemical introductions.

Post-introduction declarations for exempted introductions are separate to your annual declaration obligations. We have further guidance on annual declarations for all introducers.

Who must submit a post-introduction declaration?

The registered importer or manufacturer who introduced the chemicals must submit the declaration.

How to submit a post-introduction declaration

Your first PID is due by 30 November 2021 and covers the period 1 July 2020 - 31 August 2021. 

At the moment, you can create, save or cancel a draft PID. You will be able to submit your PID from 1 August 2021.

Step 1: Log on to the AICIS Business Services online portal and go to the Post-Introduction Declaration tile. Then click on 'Create a new PID'.

Step 2: Select the relevant registration year from the drop-down box. 

Step 3: Select the type of introduction that you are declaring from the drop-down box.  

Important: You only need to submit a PID if you're introducing polymers of low concern, low-concern biopolymers or chemicals that you have categorised as very low risk for human health and the environment.

Step 4: Enter the required information into the form.

Important information:

If you’re introducing polymers of low concern

You must know the total number of different polymers that you’re introducing. You only need to submit one post-introduction declaration regardless of how many new polymers of low concern you introduced in a registration year.

If you’re introducing low-concern biopolymers

You must include the total number of different polymers that you’re introducing. You only need to submit one post-introduction declaration regardless of how many new low-concern biopolymers you introduced in a registration year.

If you’re introducing chemicals that you’ve categorised as very low risk for human health and the environment

You must submit a separate post-introduction declaration for each new chemical you have introduced in a registration year. You may need the following information:

  • the name of the industrial chemical. For example, the marketing name, trade name or name that you use to refer to the chemical
  • either the proper name (this includes the CAS name or the IUPAC name) for the chemical or the name of the chemical identity holder 
  • the CAS registry number for the chemical
  • the chemical identity holder’s AICIS Business Registration number (beginning with 'NIC')
  • the volume, end use and maximum concentration for the chemical
  • if the end use is in cosmetics, a statement about the use of animal test data to determine the highest indicative risk for the introduction

Step 5: Click on 'save'.

Step 6: Continue to work your way through each section of the PID. 

Step 7: Complete the declaration and check the declaration box. 

You will be able to submit your PID from 1 August 2021 by clicking 'submit'. At the moment, you can create, save or cancel a draft declaration.

You can view all of your post-introduction declarations in the AICIS Business Services online portal.

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