Although there are similarities and some sharing / referencing of information and assessments, New Zealand has an independent regulatory system from Australia. The registration process is performed by two agencies with the following broad responsibilities:
Environmental Protection Authority (EPA)
> Regulates new chemicals entering NZ.
> Approves hazardous chemicals and formulated products.
> Assesses environmental, toxicity and OHS hazards.
Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines (ACVM)
> Authorises/approves agricultural chemicals, veterinary medicines, vertebrate toxic agents.
> Approves label content
> Assesses chemistry, efficacy, residues, crop safety, target animal safety.
Active constituent assessment is required with each application (but no listing like Australia).