Quarterly report: October–December 2016

The APVMA commenced assessment of 1128 applications in the December quarter 2016, including 655 new applications for product registration, active approval, permits and preliminary assessment.

Timeframe performance for product registration, active approval and permits improved slightly in December quarter 2016, and was well above performance a year ago.

77 per cent for September quarter 2016, 78 per cent for december quarter 2016, 65 per cent for december quarter 2015

Timeframe performance for product registrations fell to 69 per cent due to a drop in pesticide registrations completed within timeframe. Timeframe performance for veterinary medicine registrations improved.

Timeframe performance—products

Work in progress rose slightly, with 1321 applications in progress as at 31 December 2016—an increase of 55 applications from 30 September 2016. Increases in work in progress for product and permit applications were slightly offset by a drop in applications for active approvals.

Work in progress

Work in progress still within timeframe dropped to 74% in the December quarter (from 79% in the September quarter)—that is one in four applications being considered by the APVMA were overdue at the end of 2016. As the APVMA clears the overdue applications, it will (negatively) impact on timeframe performance in future quarters.

Applications processed—December quarter 2016

  Commenced Finalised Within timeframe 2015–16 in timeframe In progress In progress still within timeframe
Pesticides 180 156 50% 57% 524 69%
Veterinary medicines 176 164 87% 80% 326 72%
Total products 356 320 69% 66% 850 70%
Permits 132 110 83% 70% 171 67%
Actives 187 199 88% 70% 300 91%
Total 675 629 78% 68% 1321 74%

 

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