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Melbourne business issued $16,500 infringement for unlawful cosmetic imports

AICIS issued an infringement notice of 60-penalty units totalling $16,500 to a Melbourne cosmetic distributor. The business is alleged to have imported industrial chemicals from Denmark without holding an AICIS registration, which contravenes section 13.1 of the Industrial Chemicals Act 2019. The infringement notice comes after an AICIS Compliance investigation with support from Australian Border Force.
 
Penalties apply if a person imports or manufactures (introduces) industrial chemicals into Australia while they are not registered with AICIS. Our compliance program investigates and takes action against business that are not compliant. Our compliance program undertakes year-round monitoring activities to ensure introducers of industrial chemicals are registered with AICIS, and registered at the correct level. If you suspect non-compliance in relation to industrial chemicals, you can confidentially report this to us

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