NICNAS – Review of the National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme

    12 August 2012

    CropLife members are required to utilise the NICNAS Scheme in respect of a number of their products  and have a strong interest in any proposed changes to the Scheme.

    CropLife welcomes the review of NICNAS as it comes at a time that provides the opportunity to complement the Federal Government’s proposed major changes to legislation covering the operations of the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Chemicals Authority.

    CropLife members are concerned that we may again see increasing regulatory burden placed on companies which will increase both the cost of the system which will result in further reductions in innovation to the Australian market. This will occur  unless NICNAS adopts a system that allows for greater flexibility and a concentration of its activities where the risk profile is greatest and implements more streamlined and efficiency processes where applicable.