Guidance for applicants – submission of international data, standards and assessments

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) can use overseas or international assessments to facilitate the approval of active constituents and the registration of products, based on the submission of an acceptable assessment from a trusted overseas regulator or international scientific body. The overseas or international assessment must consider the same active constituent or product intended for approval or registration in Australia.

Where an agvet chemical is approved under a trusted international standard or risk assessment, we will require additional data only to meet specific legislative requirements, or to enable us to fully consider the risk under Australian environmental conditions and use patterns.

There may be timeframe and fee savings when using overseas or international assessments. Pre-application assistance (PAA) will determine your application's project plan and if savings will occur.

Accepted international data and standards

We will consider data in accordance with a range of different guidelines and standards.

International and other national assessments

The APVMA wll accept assessments from trusted overseas regulators, which may lead to reduced timeframes and fees for applicants.

How to submit an international assessment

A list of information that needs to be submitted in addition to your registration application.

What happens once I submit my overseas/international assessment?

If we find the assessment fit for purpose, it will be used as a basis for our Australian assessment.

Your feedback will be submitted to the APVMA anonymously. If you require a response, please contact us.