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Decision tool – Work out if your introduction is automatically categorised as reported

This decision tool is related to step 3 of the process to categorise your chemical introduction.

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Who should use this?

This decision tool will help you determine if your introduction is in the reported category.

There are 1‐3 questions depending on your circumstances.

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See the full list of decision tools to help you categorise your introduction

This tool refers to the Industrial Chemicals General Rules.

What you need to know

Information about the following for your introduction:

  • does it meet criteria for introduction of a chemical at the nanoscale used only for research and development
  • does it meet criteria for introduction of a chemical used only for research and development
  • does it meet criteria for introduction of a low risk flavour or fragrance blend

Question 1

Do you want to consider if your introduction might automatically be considered as reported?

Note: If you think it's unlikely your introduction qualifies, choose 'No'.

Question 2

Will your chemical only be used in research and development and if so, does your introduction meet the research and development automatically reported criteria (refer to our guidance on categorisation of chemicals introduced for research and development)?

Question 3

Does your introduction meet the criteria for a low risk flavour or fragrance blend introduction (refer to our guidance on categorisation of chemicals in flavour and fragrance blends)?

Your introduction is in the reported category.

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