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 In Australia

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 APVMA website contains detailed information on which products / chemicals require registration. Use the following link to the relevant APVMA website section. 

Does my product require registration?

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, veterininary product registrations and companian 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.


In New Zealand

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).

Under the ACVM Act all agricultural compounds must be registered before import, manufacture, sale or use. There are exemptions. The ACVM have an information sheet which outlines the information that needs to be provided to support registration applications. Follow the link below to download from the ACVM website.

 ACVM Registration Requirements

Before a registration can be secured, approval under the HSNO Act administered by the EPA is required. It is possible to check if an approval is already in place by undertaking a "Status of Substance" via the EPA.

The De Groot Technical Services team can co ordinate your product development activities and submissions to meet NZ regulatory requirements.

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