Early Regulatory Changes Affecting Chemical Importers and Manufacturers Now in Affect

Whilst the new scheme will begin on 1 July 2020, early regulatory changes are now in effect under the current scheme (NICNAS). These changes will reduce the regulatory burden for introducers of some lower risk chemicals such as polymers of low concern. The following changes are now in effect: no more annual reporting for permit holders and self-assessed assessment certificate holders; shorter timeframes for Approved Foreign Scheme assessments; polymers of low concerns (PLCs) are exempt from notification; expansion of the PLC criteria; changes to the definition of a new synthetic polymer; and no more Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and labels required for cosmetics introduced at low volumes.   Source: NICNAS reforms

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