All hazardous substances need approval for use in New Zealand. Is yours approved? Find out, apply for approval, or get advice on using it safely.
What do toothpaste, explosives, veterinary medicine and solvents have in common? They are all classified as hazardous substances, which we regulate.
New Zealand has implemented a new classification system for hazardous substances based on the seventh revised edition of the Globally Harmonised System (GHS 7).
Find out what the legal obligations are for hazardous substances in New Zealand, including EPA Notices.
There is specific guidance for importing, manufacturing and using every type of hazardous substance in New Zealand–from cosmetics to pesticides or explosives.
Whether you are importing, moving, or using a new hazardous substance, you will need to go through an application process. We can guide you through this.
Our chemical reassessment programme reviews hazardous substances that are approved for use in New Zealand.
Group standards are approvals for a group of hazardous substances of a similar nature, type or use.
Find out about the process for importing and exporting hazardous waste.
To protect the Earth’s ozone layer, there are rules for shipping and disposing of ozone-depleting liquids and gases in New Zealand. Find out what you need to do…
If you plan to import or export bulk HFC gases into or out of New Zealand, you must apply for a permit. Find out more here.
If you import or manufacture a hazardous substance, you must supply us with your business contact information.
An independent Technical Working Group evaluated the hazardous substances compliance system in New Zealand.