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Compliance with the legislation
The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has a range of powers within the legislation it administers to control chemical products, including their import, manufacture, and export. The legislation also provides powers for the APVMA to issue recall notices, investigate, and take enforcement action.
The APVMA conducts investigations and takes enforcement action in alignment with its existing policies and guidelines. When matters are finalised, the APVMA publishes outcomes of investigations. You can sign up to be notified via email of compliance and enforcement outcomes.
The Admin Act contains legislation that relates to the control of the importation, manufacture, and exportation of chemicals as well as investigative and enforcement powers.
The Agvet Code contains sections that relate to the control of chemical products, recall notices, investigative powers, and enforcement.