Guide to categorising your chemical importation and manufacture. Updates to the guide.    Source: AICIS

 

Draft evaluation of a chemical with CAS number 1428963-39-6. Call for comment, deadline 3rd June.    Source: AICIS

 

Guidance to help foreign companies interested in selling their chemicals and products in Australia and assist businesses that supply information in AICIS applications or declarations – but don’t wish to disclose their trade secrets.   Source: AICIS

 

Chemicals added to the Inventory 5 years after issue of assessment certificate. Updated 5th April.    Source: AICIS

 

Product safety rules and standards

Discover which products are banned. Check if your product has mandatory standards. Find out what standards you need to comply with. Learn what you need to do to comply with the Australian Consumer Law, including product safety. Includes product safety rules in the various state and territories.    Source: Australian Government Business

 

Biodegradable, degradable and recyclable claims on plastic bags. A very useful guidance document.    Source: ACCC

 

New Zealand

Proposed changes to recycling laws. The New Zealand Government is seeking feedback on three proposals the guidance to make it faster and easier for business elating to transforming recycling: 1. Container Return Scheme 2. Improvements to household kerbside recycling 3. Separation of business food waste.    Source: Cosmetics New Zealand.

 

Industry support for ending animal testing for cosmetics. New Zealand has not tested on animals for cosmetics for over 30 years and in 2015, NZ made it illegal to test cosmetics products or ingredients on animals.    Source: Cosmetics New Zealand and New Zealand Ministry for the Environment

 

New recall guidance. New Zealand Food Safety has updated the guidance to make it faster and easier for all food businesses.    Source: Ministry for Primary Industries

RFA Breaking News

Cosmetic, Personal Care and TGA Listed Sunscreens:

Guide to categorising your chemical importation and manufacture. Updates to the guide.    Source: AICIS   Draft evaluation of a chemical with CAS number 1428963-39-6. Call for comment, deadline 3rd…

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Foods:

Imported kava – update to the definition of permitted kava products and labelling requirements for retail ready packs and bulk imported kava not for immediate retail sale.    Source: Dept…

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Complementary Medicines and Medical Devices:

Pharmacovigilance – important reading for all suppliers/sponsors and manufacturers of complementary medicines! This is an often overlooked responsibility and the TGA is now issuing fines for non-compliance - see next…

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Cosmetic, Personal Care and TGA Listed Sunscreens:

Download a list of chemicals on the inventory. AICIS has published a downloadable spreadsheet containing all the chemicals on their database. However this may not be very useful as it…

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Foods:

Do you import kava for sale or wholesale in NSW? From 1 December last year, commercial imports of kava from Pacific Island nations resumed. From this date, importers have been able…

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Complementary Medicines and Medical Devices:

Poisons standard: “Interim Decisions” in relation to substances including cannabis and tetrahydrocannabinols, choline salicylate, chromates and chromium trioxide, and other ingredients.    Source: TGA.   Listed medicine compliance reviews. Updated…

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