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Importing and manufacturing hazardous substances

All hazardous substances that are imported or manufactured in New Zealand require EPA approval.

Choose from one of the categories below for more information on how to make an application for an approval.

If you’re planning to submit an application or proposal to the EPA, you may need to engage with Māori groups whose interests could be affected by the application.

Workplace products

Process chemicals, solvents, paints, adhesives and cleaners.

Household products

Detergents, cleaners and soap powders.

Cosmetics

Make-up, toiletries, sunscreens, oral and personal care products.

Pesticides

Agrichemicals, timber treatments, vertebrate toxic agents and anti-fouling paints.

Veterinary medicines

Medicines used in the direct management of an animal.

Laboratory chemicals

Chemicals and substances used in the laboratory.

Explosives

Fireworks, pyrotechnics, detonators, blasting explosives, gunpowder.

Tattoo inks and permanent makeup

Learn how to manage the risks associated with tattoos and permanent make-up.

Further information for applicants

Resources and presentations from workshops held for hazardous substances applicants.

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