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New Zealand Inventory of Chemicals (NZIoC)

By Little Pro on 2016-01-05 Views:  Update:2017-01-18

The NZIoC is a database of all the hazardous chemical components of products approved under group standards. Note that non-hazardous chemicals are not required to be listed.

Tips on Searching NZIoC

If a single-component chemical on its own or contained in a formulated product is hazardous and it is not listed on NZIoC, a new chemical notification needs to be submitted to the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) for approval according to New Zealand's HSNO Act.

Why is NZIoC different from existing chemical inventories in other countries?

  • Non-hazardous substances do not need to be listed;
  • NZIoC also lists approval status for a hazardous substance (i.e., whether a hazardous substance can be only used on its own or used in a product covered by a group standard.)

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