Infringement notice issued to chemical supply business
The infringement notice relates to alleged unlawful importation of industrial chemicals.
AICIS Compliance has issued a 60 penalty unit infringement notice of $13,320 to this business which operates in Sydney.
We issued the infringement notice after an investigation, supported by the Australian Border Force and the Department of Home Affairs.
The reason we issued the infringement notice
It’s alleged the business unlawfully imported industrial chemicals without being registered with AICIS, in contravention of section 13.1 of the Industrial Chemicals Act 2019 (the IC Act).
AICIS Compliance also believes the business intended to supply the chemicals to the mining industry. A consignment of these chemicals were also seized and are scheduled to be destroyed.
The importer has since registered with AICIS.
Reminder to all importers and manufacturers (introducers) of industrial chemicals
To avoid potential penalties, you must register with us if you are planning to introduce industrial chemicals into Australia.
AICIS can take enforcement action against introducers in contravention of the IC Act. This includes issuing infringement notices to unregistered introducers who import or manufacture industrial chemicals.
As part of its work, AICIS prioritises for enforcement those whose conduct may pose a risk to public safety, human health or the environment.
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If you suspect non-compliance, use this form to tell us. We will treat your report in confidence.