|Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Regulations 1990|
|National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS)|
|Main Supporting Rules|
|16 Jul 1990||Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989|
|17 Sep 2007||Cosmetic Standard 2007|
|29 Oct 1991||Trade Practices (Consumer Product Information Standards) (Cosmetics) Regulations 1991|
Cosmetics in Australia are classified as industrial chemicals. Therefore cosmetics are controlled by “Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Regulations 1990”, the overarching regulation for industrial chemicals.
Australian Government Department of Health empowers “National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS)” to manage industrial chemicals (cosmetics). Importers/manufacturers have to register their business with NICNAS before importing/manufacturing cosmetics. New ingredients that are not listed on the Australian Inventory of Chemical Substances (AICS) must be notified and assessed by NICNAS, unless exemptions apply.
NICNAS is currently undergoing significant regulatory reform, and will be replaced by the new scheme “Australian Industrial Chemical Introduction Scheme (AICIS)” from 1 July 2018. The AICIS will initiate an evaluation of new chemicals by risk assessment and have broader monitoring and compliance power to reduce pre-market assessment of lower risk chemicals introductions and strengthen post-market surveillance.
Overarching regulation for industrial chemicals including cosmetics
29 May 1991
Compiled on Aug. 11st, 2015
Australian Inventory of Chemical Substances (AICS)
Database of existing chemical ingredients, if new ingredients are not on the list, notification will be required.
Implementation rules in respect of notification and assessment
17 Jan 1990
Compiled on Jul. 1st, 2016
Requirements for 6 kinds of special cosmetics
17 Sep 2007
In force; compiled on Aug. 1st ,2013
|A product information standard on how information about ingredients is displayed on the label of the cosmetic product||31 Oct 1993||In force; complied on May 23th, 2008|