The NICNAS compliance staff monitors data provided by Customs and a process is initiated when a company or individual is identified as introducing a relevant industrial chemical while not registered. This process involves making contact with the company or individual, making them aware of their legal obligations and advising them of potential compliance action for a failure to comply. 


During 2006-07 NICNAS compliance staff visited 382 companies or individuals to examine the type of chemicals being introduced and establish whether or not they were meeting their registration obligations under the Act. The registration auditing process for this year has resulted in 318 new registrations. 


For details of NICNAS Interim Cosmetic Permit audits, please see Reform.