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Listed chemical products
A listed chemical product is an agvet chemical product prescribed in Schedule 3B—Listed Chemical Products of the Agvet Code Regulations. For a listed chemical product, the APVMA is satisfied that the product or class of products meets the safety, efficacy and trade criteria when that product or class of products meets a standard made by the APVMA.
Listed chemical products are of low regulatory concern. Our satisfaction of the safety, efficacy and trade matters has already been established in the standard, so an individual assessment is not necessary for the product to be registered. Our assessment focuses purely on whether the product complies with the standard.
The Schedule currently lists certain home swimming pool and spa products and joint health products for dogs and horses. Relevant standards for these products are contained within the relevant Legislative Instrument.
For a new chemical product or class of chemical products to be listed on Schedule, the APVMA must make a recommendation to the minister, stating (among other things) that we are satisfied that the product or class of products meets the safety, efficacy and trade criteria when supplied in accordance with the standard we propose. If the Minister approves, the Governor-General may then amend the regulations to add the product to the list. We must also register the standard, which is a legislative instrument, on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments.