The law about Importing Nicotine from Overseas
The sale, possession and use of e-liquids containing nicotine is currently illegal in different countries such, New Zealand and Australia. In Australia, nicotine is classified as Schedule 7 Dangerous poison, and it is completely prohibited in every state across the country.
Is it legal to import nicotine e-liquids?
Importing nicotine e-cigs and e-liquids for personal therapeutic use is legal in Australia under personal importation scheme. However, the importers should be able to comply with the conditions and requirements of TGA to lawfully import nicotine e-liquids from offshore companies.
Requirements under personal importation scheme:
- As nicotine is listed under Poison Standard, the importer should possess a prescription from a registered medical practitioner.
- The products can be imported for the therapeutic use of the importers or their immediate family.
- The amount of nicotine e-liquids imported should not be more than 3-month supply.
- The product should not contain any substance prohibited under Customs Act. (Nicotine is not prohibited under this act)
- Nicotine e-liquids imported in a 12 month period should not exceed 15-month supply.