Analysis by type of application

Type of application

Previous WIP

Received

Processed

New WIP

Pre-application assistance

42

38

45

35

Product registration – pesticides

416

196

228

384

Product registration – veterinary medicines

243

236

181

298

Permits (exc emergency)

169

126

102

193

Emergency permits (Item 22)

3

18

13

8

Actives

199

81

69

211

Items 8L, 8M, 8P

4

49

50

3

Technical assessment (Item 25)

12

3

2

13

Notifiable variations

0

167

167

0

Import consents

2

253

239

16

Certificate of Export

31

63

58

36

Total

1 121

1 230

1 154

1 197

WIP = Work in process

See description of application types.

1.1. Applications processed – March quarter 2022

Type

Previous WIP

Received

Processed

Processed on time (%)

New WIP

New WIP still on time (%)

Pesticides

416

196

228

98.2%

384

98.4%

Veterinary medicines

243

236

181

100.0%

298

98.0%

Subtotal (products)

659

432

409

99.0%

682

98.2%

Permits (exc emergency)

169

126

102

92.2%

193

93.3%

Emergency permits (Item 22)

3

18

13

N/A

8

N/A

Actives

199

81

69

97.1%

211

96.7%

Total

1 030

657

593

97.6%

1 094

97.1%

Note: Emergency permits (Item 22) do not have a numerical statutory timeframe. The APVMA must determine the application as soon as is practicable in the circumstances of the case (see Emergency permits).

2. Pre-application assistance

Pre-application assistance (PAA) is an optional, three-tiered, fee-based service for applicants to provide them with advice before they submit an application for registration. PAAs do not have a numerical statutory timeframe; the target timeframe for each tier is based on the anticipated complexity of the proposed application and effort required to provide the assistance.

Type

Previous WIP

Received

Processed

Processed on time (%)

New WIP

Tier 1 (1 month)

9

30

12

50.0%

27

Tier 2 (2 month)

30

7

31

45.2%

6

Tier 3 (3 month)

3

1

2

0.0%

2

Total

42

38

45

44.4%

35

3. Emergency permits

Emergency permits (Item 22) do not have a numerical statutory timeframe. The APVMA must determine the application as soon as is practicable in the circumstances of the case. In this reporting period, the APVMA issued 9 emergency permits, taking an average of 14 days, with a range of 2 to 29 days.

Emergency permits – March quarter 2022

 

Previous WIP

Received

Processed

Issued

Refused

Withdrawn or other

New WIP

Emergency permits (Item 22)

3

18

13

9

1

3

8

4. Technical assessment, notifiable variations, holders and nominated agents

Assessment type

Previous WIP

Received

Processed

New WIP

Processed on time (%)

Technical assessment (Item 25)

12

3

2

13

100.0%

Items 8L, 8M, 8P

4

49

50

3

96.0%

Notifiable variations

0

167

167

0

100.0%

5. Consents to import

Consents to import are issued to allow importation – in limited circumstances – of unregistered products or unapproved actives into Australia when a legitimate reason exists for a person or company to have possession of the chemicals in Australia. There is no statutory timeframe for consents to import – the APVMA seeks to process these within 14 days.

Consents to import – March quarter 2022

Application type

Previous WIP

Received

Processed

Issued

New WIP

Processed on time (%)

Import consents

2

253

239

231

16

97.9%

6. Certificates of Export

Before accepting exports of a chemical product from Australia, many countries require an assurance from the government authority responsible for regulating the product in Australia. This is provided by the APVMA in the form of a Certificate of Export. There is no statutory timeframe for certificates of export – the APVMA seeks to process these within 20 days. Please note that an application may request multiple certificates.

Certificates of Export – March quarter 2022

 

Previous WIP

Received

Processed

Issued

New WIP

Processed on time (%)

Applications

31

63

58

58

36

93.1%

Certificates of Export

100

184

212

212

72

96.4%

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