If you're planning to use your product in a laboratory, you may not need to obtain an approval.
Banned substances can be used as analytical standards under certain circumstances and these will require an approval.
Certain substances are exempt or excluded from the HSNO Act. These include substances for use in small-scale research and development or teaching.
If you do not meet the requirements for an exempt laboratory, you will need to make sure all the products you use are covered. These are most likely to be covered by the laboratory chemicals and reagent kits group standards.
The laboratory chemicals and reagent kit group standards are for products that are used as laboratory chemicals and reagent kits.
Learn more about exempt laboratories here.
Read the laboratory chemicals and reagent kits group standards here.
Learn how to assign your laboratory chemicals to a group standard here.
In the situation where no other method works, apply for an approval.