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From 24 April 2024 there will be changes to categorisation, reporting & record keeping requirements - see announcements on changes to the General Rules & changes to the Categorisation Guidelines.

Pre-introduction report: introductions of 10 kg or less

This guidance helps you complete the pre-introduction report form in AICIS Business Services for the type called ‘introductions of 10 kg or less’. 

Reported category

For reported introductions. Don't submit for listed introductions.

Nil fee

No fee to submit. You must submit before you import or manufacture

Also read 'Before you start your pre-introduction report'

When you select ‘10 kg or less introduction’, this means:

  • that the total volume of the industrial chemical you are introducing is 10 kg or less in a registration year
  • that all other criteria to be categorised as a reported introduction – 10 kg or less, at step 3 of the categorisation process are met.

When you shouldn’t submit a pre-introduction report

Do not submit if:

  • you did not categorise your introduction – use our 'Guide to categorising your chemical importation and manufacture' (Categorisation Guide) to work out the introduction category and the next steps you must take

  • your introduction is categorised as listed – meaning that your chemical is already on our Inventory and your introduction meets the regulatory obligations specified in the chemical’s ‘Inventory terms of listing’ (if there are any)

When you must submit a pre-introduction report

Submit if one of the following applies:

  1. The chemical you plan to introduce is not on the Inventory and you have worked out that your introduction is in the reported category.

  2. You’re planning to introduce an Inventory-listed chemical outside the parameters of the defined scope of assessment and you have worked out that your introduction is in the reported category.

Record-keeping obligations

Even after you have submitted your pre-introduction report, you are legally required to keep certain records about your introduction. See 'Record-keeping obligations for reported introductions'.

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