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Guide to categorising your chemical importation and manufacture

All industrial chemical importers and manufacturers must categorise their chemical importation or manufacture (introduction). This step-by-step guide takes you through the process of categorising your introduction.


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1 Original 1 July 2020

Replaced references to Categorisation Guidelines in step 4.4 and 5.4 with the details (from the Guidelines) about hazard bands; improvements and more information in 'Before you start categorising your introduction'. Added appendices: acceptable test guidelines for categorisation and in silico predictions for categorisation.

22 December 2020

Drawing on information in the IC Act, General Rules and the Industrial Chemicals Categorisation Guidelines, this practical step-by-step guide with supporting self-guided decision tools helps you categorise your chemical introduction as exempted or reported or assessed.

Before you read this guide, check whether your introduction is a listed introduction by searching our chemical inventory. Registered businesses are authorised to import or manufacture a chemical as a listed introduction if your chemical is on our Inventory and you meet regulatory obligations (if there are any) in the terms of listing for that chemical.

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