Analysis by type of application

Type of application

Previous WIP

Received

Processed

New WIP

Pre-application assistance

40

90

51

79

Product registration – pesticides

467

298

268

497

Product registration – veterinary medicines

299

407

381

325

Permits (exc emergency)

195

108

136

167

Emergency permits (Item 22)

1

22

19

4

Actives

245

42

93

194

Items 8L, 8M, 8P

0

110

24

86

Technical assessment (Item 25)

14

4

3

15

Notifiable variations

0

171

171

0

Import consents

29

229

244

13

Certificate of Export

69

160

183

46

Total

1 359

1 641

1 573

1 426

WIP = Work in process

See description of application types.

1.1. Applications processed – September quarter 2022

Type

Previous WIP

Received

Processed

Processed on time (%)

New WIP

New WIP still on time (%)

Pesticides

467

298

268

94.4%

497

95.8%

Veterinary medicines

299

407

381

99.5%

325

98.8%

Subtotal (products)

766

705

649

97.4%

822

97.0%

Permits (exc emergency)

195

108

136

94.9%

167

94.6%

Emergency permits (Item 22)

1

22

19

N/A

4

N/A

Actives

245

42

93

96.8%

194

95.9%

Total

1 207

877

897

96.9%

1 187

96.4%

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)

14

84

22

68.2%

76

Tier 2 (2 month)

20

6

24

62.5%

2

Tier 3 (3 month)

6

0

5

20.0%

1

Total

40

90

51

60.8%

79

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 14 emergency permits, taking an average of 26 days, with a range of 8 to 73 days.

 

Previous WIP

Received

Processed

Issued

Refused

Withdrawn or other

New WIP

Emergency permits (Item 22)

1

22

19

17

0

2

4

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

Assessment type

Previous WIP

Received

Processed

New WIP

Processed on time (%)

Technical assessment (Item 25)

14

4

3

15

66.7%

Items 8L, 8M, 8P

0

110

24

86

100.0%

Notifiable variations

0

171

171

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.

Application type

Previous WIP

Received

Processed

Issued

New WIP

Processed on time (%)

Import consents

29

229

244

230

13

99.2%

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.

 

Previous WIP

Received

Processed

Issued

New WIP

Processed on time (%)

Applications

69

160

183

181

46

61.8%

Certificates of Export

271

741

941

939

71

66.1%

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