On April 5, 2022, Australia made public a notice1 to announce the addition of 8 chemicals to the Australian Inventory of Industrial Chemicals (AIIC).
According to Section 82 of the Industrial Chemical Act 20192, these 8 chemicals were added into AIIC because 5 years have passed since the assessment certificates were issued. Below are details of them.
Fatty acids, C18-unsatd., dimers, polymers with conjugated sunflower-oil fatty acids and glycerol, cobalt complexes
2-Propenoic acid, docosyl ester, polymer with eicosyl 2-propenoate, ethene, ethenyl acetate and octadecyl 2-propenoate, graft
Poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl), .alpha.-sulfo-.omega.-hydroxy-, C9-11-branched and linear alkyl ethers, sodium salts
2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, ethyl ester, polymer with 2-oxiranylmethyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate
1-Propanesulfonic acid, 2-methyl-2-[(1-oxo-2-propen-1-yl)amino]-, polymer with N,N-dimethyl-2-propenamide, ammonium salt
2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, methyl ester, polymer with ethenylbenzene and 2-hydroxyethyl 2-propenoate
1-Propanaminium, N,N,N-trimethyl-3-[(2-methyl-1-oxo-2-propen-1-yl)amino]-, chloride (1:1), polymer with 2-propenoic acid, sodium salt
Fatty acids, tall-oil, polymers with isophthalic acid, linseed oil, pentaerythritol and trimethylolpropane
Chemical substances that are listed in the AIIC can be introduced by any registered introducers (importers or manufactures). According to the Industrial Chemical Act 2019, introducers shall apply for registration before introducing an industrial chemical to Australia during a registration year (goes from September 1 to August 31). For chemicals not listed in AIIC, introducers shall apply to the Executive Director for an assessment certificate for the introduction of such industrial chemicals.