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Open for public comment: proposed amendments to the General Rules – closes 17 September 2021.

Apply to search for confidentially listed chemicals on the Inventory

Apply to see if your chemical is listed on the Inventory with protection of confidential business information. The chemical is still available for introduction even if it is listed this way.

submit and track online

the application form is in AICIS Business Services and there is no fee to apply

unlisted chemicals only

do not submit the form if your chemical is listed on the public Inventory

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Who can apply

Any business with a genuine intention to introduce (manufacture or import) the chemical into Australia.

Do not submit this form if your chemicals are on the publicly searchable Inventory.

How to apply

Apply online through AICIS Business Services. New users can sign up for free. 

You can apply to search multiple chemicals in a single application.

Information you must provide

At a minimum you must provide the chemical name or a CAS number for each chemical. We strongly recommend providing a CAS number (if available). For the chemical name, we recommend the CAS name or IUPAC name.

You need to provide the web address of your search results as evidence that you searched the public Inventory. Guidance is provided in the form.

Apply now in AICIS Business Services

After you submit your application

You can track your application and view the status of each chemical through AICIS Business Services. We’ll contact you by email if we need further information and when we’ve completed our search for each chemical. You'll be able to review the results online in AICIS Business Services.

What we'll be able to tell you

If we find that your chemical is listed with protected confidential business information (CBI), we'll let you know.

If your chemical is on the Inventory

You can introduce (import or manufacture) that chemical into Australia without telling us about it provided that:

  • your business is registered with us
  • you comply with any conditions and obligations (set out in the chemical's terms of listing)

Read more about what Inventory search results mean

If your chemical is NOT on the Inventory

You cannot import or manufacture the chemical in Australia until you categorise your introduction.

Read our categorisation guide

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