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Compliance and Enforcement guidelines
These pages contain information about the APVMA’s administration of Australia’s agvet legislation and what you need to do to comply with that legislation.
The legislation includes:
- the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Act 1994 (the Agvet Act)
- Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code scheduled to the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994 (the Agvet Code)
- the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992 (the Admin Act)
- the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemical Products (Collection of Levy) Act 1994 (the Collection Act).
The legislation allows us, and in some cases compels us, to:
- issue substantiation notices
- issue formal warnings
- enter into enforceable undertakings
- issue enforceable directions
- issue infringement notices
- issue stop supply and recall notices
- cancellation or suspension of a permit for noncompliance or prior convictions
- cancel or suspend permits to prevent imminent risk
- issue a notice to attend, give information or produce documents or things.