Summary of Import Permit Provisions

Schedule 1 Chemicals

  • An individual import permit is required for each shipment of a Schedule 1 chemical.  Schedule 1 chemicals (or mixtures thereof) may only be imported from CWC member countries and cannot be re-exported.
  • Applications for import permits must be received by ASNO not less than 37 days before the proposed shipment date.
  • The imported Schedule 1 chemical may only be used for research, medical or pharmaceutical purposes. 
  • ASNO must be notified by the importer of the actual date of arrival of each shipment within one month of the import arriving in Australia.

Schedule 2 and Schedule 3 chemicals

  • Permits are required for importing Schedule 2 and 3 chemicals.
  • These permits cover multiple shipments of any number of Schedule 2 or 3 chemicals. 
  • These permits may be automatically renewed on an annual basis for up to four years. 
  • Permit holders are required to provide to ASNO in February of each year, details of each Schedule 2 and 3 import for the preceding calendar year.
  • Schedule 2 chemicals may only be imported from CWC member countries
  • Permit holders are required to provide details of customer purchasing
  • Applications to import are must be received by ASNO not less than 7 days prior to the first import of chemicals nominated on the permit.
Last Updated: 8 November 2012