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APVMA Detains Unregistered Product


The importance of adherence to the registered particulars and conditions of registration have recently been dramatically demonstrated by actions taken by the APVMA in detaining around 40 tonnes of glyphosate and trifluralin. Under the Agvet Code if products are found not to comply with the APVMA Register (for Chemical Products) then they are deemed not registered. 

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Changes in Use of Confidential Commercial Information

The APVMA have relaxed the requirements for registration of generic products around use of Confidential Commercial Information. 

Read more: Changes in Use of Confidential Commercial Information


Special Edition Newsletter - GHS

Time is running out! After the 31 December 2016 all workplace chemicals must be classified to GHS criteria. This edition of Despatches is now available for viewing on our website.

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De Groots attending Canberra APVMA Information and Education sessions

The next Information and Education sessions to held by the APVMA are scheduled for Canberra from 8 to 9 Novemeber. These sessions are an excellent opportunity for updating knowledge, networking and gaining a better understanding of the regulatory requirements. A number of consultants from De Groot Technical Services will be attending the two day program. Learnings from the sessions will be shared across our team to ensure that our product development and regulatory activities are aligned with the current requirements.

Read more: De Groots attending Canberra APVMA Information and Education sessions


Annual Reporting of Actives

The APVMA require companies to report the amount of active constituents that have been imported into Australia during the 2015/16 financial year. These reports which can be lodged online  are due by the end of September, however the APVMA will continue to accept reports up until 21 October.

Read more: Annual Reporting of Actives


APVMA Industry Sessions

THe next APVMA information and and training event will be held in Canberra on 8 and 9 November 2016. These events are an excellent way to update general knowledge on the regulatory processes and on the recent changes with APVMA requirements for submissions.

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Proposal To Use New Zealand Registration For Australian Companion Animal Veterinary Chemicals

APVMA are seeking feedback from industry regarding the introduction of a new process that will enable registration of veterinary chemicals in Australia by recognizing the assessments and decisions made in New Zealand for non-food producing animals.

APVMA will still be required to assess applications against Australian statutory criteria, however, the NZ assessment may be useful as a ‘reference’ in the decision-making when registering veterinary chemicals for non-food producing animals.

You can submit your feedback from 19 September to 4 November 2016.

For further information visit the APVMA website.


Neonicotinoids Pose No Risk To Frog Populations And Are Safe To Use As Directed

Concerns have been raised with regard to the regulatory process for assessing the safe use of neonicotinoids in Australia with particular reference to frogs.

The APVMA have concluded that all neonicotinoid products currently registered in Australia are safe to use as per the label instructions.  All products registered in Australia have been subject to a robust risk assessment which includes aquatic environments.

There is currently no information or data to indicate that frog populations are declining nor is there any new information regarding an affect by neonicotinoids on the conservation and wellbeing of frog populations.

For further information visit the APVMA website.



The APVMA Conducts Checks on Product Labels

As part of the APVMA’s compliance monitoring for agricultural and veterinary chemicals, labels of products containing carbendazim, dichlorvos, diuron, carbaryl, dimethoate and haloxyfop have been checked over the past year.

An estimated 200 products have been checked with issues identifying incorrect pack sizes, errors in label layout, missing date of manufacture, and incorrect particulars.

Label monitoring for permethrin spot-on products for dogs have commenced. Following the second half of 2016, the APVMA will begin monitoring label for sheep ectoparasiticides and fenamiphos products where changes to labels are required following the chemical review.


Winter 2016 Newsletter

The winter edition of Despatches, the newsletter from De Groot Technical Services is now available for viewing on our website. Please click Winter Newsletter to be re-directed.


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