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Exempted introduction


An exempted introduction means the chemical importation or manufacture meets a very strict set of criteria for 'very low risk' to both human health and the environment. To work out if your introduction meets the criteria for the 'exempted' category, use our Guide to categorising your chemical importation and manufacture.

Legal definition: the meaning given by subsection 26(2) of the Industrial Chemicals Act 2019.

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If your introduction meets the criteria for the exempted category and you're already registered with us, you can introduce the chemical without telling us beforehand. You must keep records and submit an annual declaration at the end of each registration year. Some exempted introductions also require you to submit a once-off post-introduction declaration the first time that you introduce the chemical. There's no additional fee for exempted introductions.


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