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Internationally-assessed for the environment only - declaration

Guide to completing the ‘Declaration’ section of the pre-introduction report for ‘internationally assessed for the environment but not human health’ in AICIS Business Services.

Are you flagging any other information as confidential?

If any other information in your submission (apart from chemical name and end use) is commercially sensitive, select 'yes' and describe the information that you would like us to treat confidentially. This is not a formal CBI application and there's no fee to flag information as confidential.

When you flag information, you’re also acknowledging that if we ever decide to publish your flagged information, we will send you a ‘section 113 notice’ and you will need to apply for CBI in AICIS Business Services (fee applies). 

*You cannot apply for CBI of the name of the international assessment body that assessed your introduction. We will always publish this on our website.

You must flag information as confidential at the same time as you give us the information in the pre-introduction report form. Flagging is invalid if you do it after you have already submitted your pre-introduction report.


Before you can submit you must declare the following:

  • The complete international assessment or evaluation report for the industrial chemical is available and you will provide it to AICIS if we ask for it.
  • The introduction of the industrial chemical is not prohibited (however described) in the overseas jurisdiction.
  • The risk to the environment from the introduction and use of the industrial chemical in Australia is no higher than in the overseas jurisdiction, as determined in accordance with the Industrial Chemicals Categorisation Guidelines.
  • None of the following information became available to you after the completion of the international assessment or evaluation: 
    • a hazard to the environment from the industrial chemical that is not identified in the international assessment or evaluation
    • or an increase in the severity of a hazard to the environment from the industrial chemical that is identified in the international assessment or evaluation.
  • You have had regard to such information as is known to you that demonstrates that the industrial chemical has hazard characteristics that are relevant for determining the highest indicative risk for the introduction.
  • You have had regard to the information detailed in the Industrial Chemicals Categorisation Guidelines to demonstrate the absence of certain hazard characteristics, as required for introductions where the highest indicative risk is determined (in whole or in part) on the basis of the absence of certain hazard characteristics.
  • The information you have given is true, correct and complete. Giving false or misleading information is a serious offence.

Click the check box and 'Submit report'.

Next step: 

You'll receive an acknowledgement of your submitted report. You must also:

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