Performance statistics July–September 2016: Part 2 – applications for products, actives and permits

During this quarter the APVMA:

  • finalised 44 applications for pre-application assistance
  • received 564 new product, active and permit applications for preliminary assessment
  • commenced assessment/evaluation of 665 product, active and permit applications
  • finalised 595 product, active and permit applications
  • overall timeframe performance was 77 per cent for product, active and permit applications types with:
    • 82 per cent of applications for pesticides completed in timeframe
    • 84 per cent of applications for veterinary medicines completed in timeframe
    • 68 per cent of applications for actives completed in timeframe
    • 69 per cent of applications for permits completed in timeframe
  • 79 per cent of the 1266 applications in progress are within timeframe
  • 64 per cent of applications requiring major assessment for pesticides were completed within timeframe
  • 68 per cent of applications requiring major assessment for veterinary medicines were completed within timeframe
  • 95 per cent of non-technical applications for pesticides were completed within timeframe
  • 99 per cent of non-technical applications for veterinary medicines were completed within timeframe
  • average decision time remained steady.

Explanatory comments

  • Overall timeframe results were positively influenced this quarter by:
    • recruitment
    • reducing administrative burden by implementing better internal applications management software
    • improvements to work processes.
  • Work-in-progress rose in this quarter as a result of:
    • higher than average commencements
    • an increase in the number of applications as part of the vet actives project.
  • Unscheduled and scheduled leave is lower than for the same quarter last year and did not negatively impact performance this quarter.

Summary of workload and performance statistics: July–September 2016

 July–September 2016

 

Applications processed July–September 2016

Application type Commenced Finalised In progress In progress, still within timeframe 2015–16 in timeframe Finalised within timeframe
Product registration—pesticides 263 177 496 79% 57% 82%
Product registration—veterinary medicines 132 154 299 77% 80% 84%
Actives 164 129 320 90% 70% 68%
Permits 106 135 151 72% 70% 69%
Total 665 595 1266 79% 68% 77%

Detailed information

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