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We've updated our guidance on NICNAS to AICIS transitional arrangements.

Step 7: Can you comply with any conditions or restrictions placed on the chemical overseas?

This section relates to introductions that are internationally assessed for human health only. These must meet all of the criteria described in each step to be considered a 'low risk' introduction under AICIS.

The overseas assessment of the chemical might include conditions or restrictions on how it can be used so that any risks to human health are properly managed. If so, you must be able to follow these conditions or restrictions in Australia.

If there are no conditions or restrictions in the overseas assessment, you meet our criteria for an introduction that has been internationally assessed for human health.

If the overseas assessment includes conditions or restrictions, and you can comply with the conditions or restrictions, you meet our criteria for an introduction that has been internationally assessed for human health.

If the overseas assessment includes conditions or restrictions, but you are unable to comply with the conditions or restrictions, you do not meet our criteria for an introduction that has been internationally assessed for human health.

Example 

Conditions or restrictions overseas Use/end use in Australia Criterion met?
REACH restriction (according to Annex XVII of REACH Regulation) – shall not be placed on the market, or used, as substances or in mixtures in concentrations greater than 0.1% by weight The chemical will be present in end use products at 0.05% concentration Yes
SCCS condition – the SCCS considers the chemical safe when used in oxidative hair colouring products up to a maximum on-head concentration of 2% The chemical will have end use in oxidative hair colouring products up to a maximum on-head concentration of 2% Yes
SCCS condition – the use of the chemical as a preservative with a maximum concentration of 0.5% in rinse-off cosmetic products is considered safe The end use of the chemical is as a preservative in rinse-off cosmetic products at a maximum concentration of 0.5% Yes
Canadian Significant New Activity (SNAc) provision – any activity other than using it for the dyeing of polyester and modified polyester using batch dyeing techniques The end use of the chemical is only for dyeing polyester or modified polyester and only uses batch dyeing techniques Yes
Canadian Significant New Activity (SNAc) provision – a significant new activity is any activity involving the substance, in any quantity, other than for use in personal care products that are not applied as a spray or aerosol The end use of the chemical is only for leave on cosmetics that are not applied by spray Yes
Canadian Significant New Activity (SNAc) provision – any activity involving the use of the substance in a consumer product at a concentration of the substance in the product equal to or greater than 20% The end use of the chemical is only in consumer products at concentrations of 15% Yes
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