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< 1% Cosmetic exemption

This exemption is available to introducers of new industrial chemicals that are present in introduced cosmetics at a concentration of less than 1%. Introducers using this exemption category to introduce chemicals for cosmetic use must be able to demonstrate that the chemical is non-hazardous according to the ASCC Approved Criteria for Classifying Hazardous Substances, and the criteria stipulated in regulation 4J of the Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment Regulations) 1990.


There is no restriction on the quantity of the chemical that can be introduced under this exemption, however chemicals introduced under this exemption must not be used in a cosmetic as a preservative, colouring agent or UV filter. Additionally, chemicals are not eligible for this exemption if they are prohibited or restricted for use as a cosmetic or for use in a cosmetic:

 

  1. in the European Union under Council Directive 76/768/EEC as amended to 30 December 1997; or

  2. in the United States of America under the Food, Drugs and Cosmetics Act 1938 as amended to 30 December 1997.

Notification requirements

Notification prior to introduction is not required.

Reporting requirements

Introducers using this exemption category are required to report the following information about the chemical.

 
Chemical Name The preferred chemical name is the CAS Approved Name however other naming conventions will be accepted
CAS Number If available
Quantity The quantity of the chemical introduced in the previous registration year in kilograms. Introducers also have the option of reporting quantities in bands of ≤ 10 kg or 10-100 kg or the exact quantity if over 100 kg.


Alternatively, for chemicals introduced at a total quantity of 10 kg or less, introducers can opt to provide only the total number of chemicals introduced at this level (i.e. no chemical details). 

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