Australian Regulation

Agricultural Chemicals and Veterinary Products that claim control of a particular condition or have beneficial effects must be registered by the Australian Pesticides & Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA). The definition under the Agvet Code is based on the way a product is intended to be used, its ingredients and the claims made as to what it does. Certain products are also declared by the Agvet Code to be agricultural or veterinary chemical products. Others are exempt from a registration requirement.

The team at De Groot Technical Services are able to assist in determining whether a product or chemical requires registration. Alternatively it may be possible to modify the product claims or ingredients to overcome the need for registration.

The APVMA as an independent statutory authority assesses and registers chemical constituents and end use products in accordance with the agvet code. The APVMA also becomes involved during the manufacture and distribution up to the point of retail sale.

As part of the registration process the APVMA ensures that all regulatory requirements relating to the active constituent, end use product or label have been complied with and that its use will not be hazardous to plant, animal or human life or endanger trade. The data demonstrating that the use of the product as per recommendations has the desired beneficial effect is reviewed as is the information contained on the label.

De Groot Technical Services can assist with agricultural chemical registrations, veterinary product registrations and companion animal product registrations.

Our team of APVMA registration consultants are able to provide advice on what data is required, review the suitability of existing data, co ordinate the generation of data and collate all the necessary information in the format required to meet regulatory submission requirements.