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A trusted regulator
Our vision is to be recognised nationally and internationally as a best-practice regulator of pesticides and veterinary medicines that has the respect and confidence of governments, the community, the rural sector, chemical users and the chemicals industry.
We are committed to continuous improvement, scientific excellence, innovation and being a world class regulator of agricultural and veterinary chemicals.
To assist us to achieve our vision and maintain our contemporary scientific knowledge base, we:
- engage with international agencies
- adopt international guidelines when they are suitable for an Australian context
- are party to agreements with comparable overseas regulatory agencies.
The APVMA is frequently the lead agency on international working groups dealing with a range of regulatory issues involving pesticides and veterinary medicines. Our staff are regularly invited to speak at international conferences.