Chemical review process

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) takes into account a wide range of scientific data submitted by sponsors in support of an application to approve an active constituent or to register a product containing that active constituent.

On occasion, credible new scientific information may be generated after a product has been registered that suggests the existence of previously unknown risks to human health, animal or crop safety, the environment or trade, or that suggests product ineffectiveness. If this happens, we can initiate a reconsideration process to assess the identified risk and determine whether changes are needed to ensure that the product can continue to be used safely and effectively.

Chemical reconsiderations are managed under the auspices of the APVMA’s Chemical Review Program, which was established in 1995. Further information on the establishment and history of this program can be found below.

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