Assessment, Investigation and Monitoring

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) regularly undertakes compliance and enforcement activities to ensure that pesticides and veterinary medicines available for use in Australia comply with national legislation and do not harm humans, animals, or the environment or risk Australia’s trade. In accordance with the legislation, the APVMA is responsible for compliance action in relation to unregistered or registered products, as well as those that are listed, exempt or reserved.

The APVMA has developed and published the annual Compliance Plan to conduct proactive compliance and monitoring activities during the financial year.

It is APVMA policy to not comment on matters currently under investigation. A summary of investigations conducted and subsequent enforcement outcomes is provided below.

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Compliance statistics

Summary of investigations

FY2019–20

FY2020–21

FY2021–22
(through Q3)

Allegations received

280

208

189

Referred for prosecution

2

0

0

Monitoring Warrants

0

0

0

Investigative Warrants

0

0

0

Matters resolved through education

56

74

42

Total number of cases closed

174

166

99
Average number of days to close a case 168 –*
Cases remaining open 41 cases

Summary of enforcement outcomes

 

 

 

Infringement Notices

Enforceable Directions

0

0

0

Enforceable Undertakings

0

2

4

* Figure to be updated at the close of the financial year.

Formal warnings

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FY 2022–23
2019/032 – July 2022 – s 161 (Agvet Code) failed to notify the APVMA of relevant information – NSW (Company) In July 2022, the APVMA issued a New South Wales-based company a Formal Warning pursuant to section 145J of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code as scheduled to the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994 (the Agvet Code). The APVMA has reasonable grounds to suspect that the company failed to notify the APVMA of relevant information contrary to section 161 of the Agvet Code.
FY 2021–22
2021/085 – June 2022 – s 79 (Agvet Code) supplied a registered veterinary chemical product in contravention of conditions of registration – Vic (Company) In June 2022, the APVMA issued a Victorian-based company a Formal Warning pursuant to section 145J of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code as scheduled to the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994 (the Agvet Code). The APVMA has reasonable grounds to suspect that the company supplied a registered veterinary chemical in contravention of conditions of registration contrary to section 79 of the Agvet Code.
2022/009 – May 2022 – s 88 (Agvet Code) published a notice offering to sell an unregistered veterinary chemical product – Qld (Company) In May 2022, the APVMA issued a Queensland-based company a Formal Warning pursuant to section 145J of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code as scheduled to the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994 (the Agvet Code). The APVMA has reasonable grounds to suspect that the company published a notice offering to sell an unregistered veterinary chemical product, contrary to section 88 of the Agvet Code.

2020/015 – March 2022 – s 80 (Agvet Code) supplied an agricultural chemical product without a label – Vic (Individual)

In March 2022, the APVMA issued a Victoria-based individual a Formal Warning pursuant to section 145J of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code as scheduled to the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994 (the Agvet Code). The APVMA has reasonable grounds to suspect that the individual supplied an agricultural chemical product without a label contrary to section 80 of the Agvet Code.

2021/026–1 – February 2022 – s 121 (4) (Agvet Code) step of manufacture – NSW (Company)

The APVMA issued a New South Wales-based company a Formal Warning pursuant to section 145J of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code as scheduled to the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994 (the Agvet Code). The APVMA has reasonable grounds to suspect that the company carried out a step in the manufacture of a chemical product at premises that was not authorised to carry out that step in this jurisdiction.

2021/026–2 – February 2022 – s 78 (Agvet Code) supplied an unregistered product – NSW (Company)

The APVMA issued a New South Wales-based company a Formal Warning pursuant to section 145J of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code as scheduled to the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994 (the Agvet Code). The APVMA has reasonable grounds to suspect that the company supplied an unregistered veterinary chemical product contrary to section 78 of the Agvet Code.

fA1063679 – January 2022 – s 69B (Admin Act) Importation Offence – TAS (Individual) The APVMA issued a Tasmanian-based individual a Formal Warning pursuant to section 69EO of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992 (the Admin Act). The APVMA has reasonable grounds to suspect that the individual imported an unregistered chemical product contrary to section 69B of the Admin Act.

fA1063677 – January 2022 – s 69B (Admin Act) Importation Offence – NSW (Individual)

The APVMA issued a New South Wales-based individual a Formal Warning pursuant to section 69EO of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992 (the Admin Act). The APVMA has reasonable grounds to suspect that the individual imported an unregistered chemical product contrary to section 69B of the Admin Act.

fA1059399 – January 2022 – s 69B (Admin Act) Importation Offence – NSW (Company)

The APVMA issued a New South Wales-based company a Formal Warning pursuant to section 69EO of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992 (the Admin Act). The APVMA has reasonable grounds to suspect that the company imported an unregistered chemical product contrary to section 69B of the Admin Act.

2020/142–2 – December 2021 – s 88 (Agvet Code) published a notice offering to sell an unregistered veterinary chemical product – Vic (Company)

In December 2021, the APVMA issued a Victorian-based company a Formal Warning pursuant to section 145J of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code as scheduled to the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994 (the Agvet Code). The APVMA has reasonable grounds to suspect that the company published a notice offering to sell an unregistered veterinary chemical product, contrary to section 88 of the Agvet Code.

2020/142–1 – December 2021 - s 78 (Agvet Code) supplied an unregistered veterinary chemical product – Vic (Company)

In December 2021, the APVMA issued a Victorian-based company a Formal Warning pursuant to section 145J of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code as scheduled to the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994 (the Agvet Code). The APVMA has reasonable grounds to suspect that the company supplied an unregistered veterinary chemical product, contrary to section 78 of the Agvet Code.

2021/086 – November 2021 – s 69B (Admin Act) Importation Offence – Vic (Individual)

The APVMA issued a Victorian-based individual a Formal Warning pursuant to section 69EO of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992 (the Admin Act). The APVMA has reasonable grounds to suspect that the individual imported an unregistered chemical product contrary to section 69B of the Admin Act.

2021/083 – November 2021 – s 69B (Admin Act) Importation Offence – Qld (Individual)

The APVMA issued a Queensland-based individual a Formal Warning pursuant to section 69EO of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992 (the Admin Act). The APVMA has reasonable grounds to suspect that the individual imported an unregistered chemical product contrary to section 69B of the Admin Act.

2021/082 – November 2021 – s 69B (Admin Act) Importation Offence – NSW (Individual)

The APVMA issued a New South Wales-based individual a Formal Warning pursuant to section 69EO of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992 (the Admin Act). The APVMA has reasonable grounds to suspect that the individual imported an unregistered chemical product contrary to section 69B of the Admin Act.

2021/057 – September 2021 – s 89 (Agvet Code) published false or misleading information – NSW (Company)

The APVMA issued a New South Wales-based company a Formal Warning pursuant to section 145J of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code as scheduled to the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994 (the Agvet Code). The APVMA has reasonable grounds to suspect that the company published false or misleading information about a chemical product, and expressly or impliedly claimed that the APVMA recommended the use of a chemical product.  

2020/126 – September 2021 – s 88 (Agvet Code) published a notice offering to sell an unregistered agricultural chemical – Qld (Company)

The APVMA issued a Queensland-based company a Formal Warning pursuant to section 145J of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code as scheduled to the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994 (the Agvet Code). The APVMA has reasonable grounds to suspect that the company published a notice offering to sell an unregistered agricultural chemical contrary to section 88 of the Agvet Code.

2021/080 – September 2021 – s 69B (Admin Act) Importation Offence – Vic (Individual)

The APVMA issued a Victorian-based individual a Formal Warning pursuant to section 69EO of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992 (the Admin Act). The APVMA has reasonable grounds to suspect that the individual imported an unregistered chemical product contrary to section 69B of the Admin Act.

2021/042 – September 2021 – s 69B (Admin Act) Importation Offence – Qld (Individual)

The APVMA issued a Queensland-based individual a Formal Warning pursuant to section 69EO of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992 (the Admin Act). The APVMA has reasonable grounds to suspect that the individual imported an unregistered chemical product contrary to section 69B of the Admin Act.

2019/176 – August 2021 – s 116 (Agvet Code) failed to comply with conditions of permit – NSW (Company) In August 2021, the APVMA issued a New South Wales-based company a Formal Warning pursuant to section 145J of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code as scheduled to the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994 (the Agvet Code). The APVMA has reasonable grounds to suspect that the company failed to comply with conditions of permit contrary to section 116 of the Agvet Code.

2020/133 – August 2021 – s 88 (Agvet Code) published a notice offering to sell an unregistered veterinary chemical – WA (Company)

In August 2021, the APVMA issued a Western Australian-based company a Formal Warning pursuant to section 145J of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code as scheduled to the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994 (the Agvet Code). The APVMA has reasonable grounds to suspect that the company published a notice offering to sell an unregistered veterinary chemical contrary to section 88 of the Agvet Code.

2021/062 – August 2021 – s 88 (Agvet Code) published a notice offering to sell an unregistered agricultural chemical – SA (Company)

In August 2021, the APVMA issued a South Australian-based company a Formal Warning pursuant to section 145J of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code as scheduled to the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994 (the Agvet Code). The APVMA has reasonable grounds to suspect that the company published a notice offering to sell an unregistered agricultural chemical contrary to section 88 of the Agvet Code.

2021/012–1 – July 2021 – s 78 (Agvet Code) supplied an unregistered veterinary chemical product – NSW (Company)

In July 2021, the APVMA issued a New South Wales-based company a Formal Warning pursuant to section 145J of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code as scheduled to the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994 (the Agvet Code). The APVMA has reasonable grounds to suspect that the company supplied an unregistered veterinary chemical product contrary to section 78 of the Agvet Code.

2021/012–2 – July 2021 – s 78 (Agvet Code) supplied an unregistered veterinary chemical product – NSW (Company)

In July 2021, the APVMA issued a New South Wales-based company a Formal Warning pursuant to section 145J of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code as scheduled to the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994 (the Agvet Code). The APVMA has reasonable grounds to suspect that the company supplied an unregistered veterinary chemical product contrary to section 78 of the Agvet Code.

FY 2020–21  
2020/098 – April 2021 – s 89 (Agvet Code) made a certain statement that is prohibited – Vic (Company) In April 2021, the APVMA issued a Victorian-based company a Formal Warning pursuant to section 145J of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code as scheduled to the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994 (the Agvet Code). The APVMA has reasonable grounds to suspect that the company made a certain statement that is prohibited contrary to section 89 of the Agvet Code.
2020/128 – February 2021 – s 161 (Agvet Code) failed to notify the APVMA of relevant information – SA (Company) In February 2021, the APVMA issued a South Australian-based company a Formal Warning pursuant to section 145J of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code as scheduled to the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994 (the Agvet Code). The APVMA has reasonable grounds to suspect that the company failed to notify the APVMA of relevant information contrary to section 161 of the Agvet Code.
2020/140 – January 2021 – s 69B (Admin Act) Importation Offence – QLD (Company) In January 2021, the APVMA issued a Queensland-based Company a Formal Warning pursuant to section 69EO of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992 (the Admin Act). The APVMA has reasonable grounds to suspect that the individual imported unregistered chemical products contrary to section 69B of the Admin Act.
2020/071 – November 2020 – s 69B (Admin Act) Importation Offence – Vic (Individual) In November 2020, the APVMA issued a Victoria-based individual a Formal Warning pursuant to section 69EO of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992 (the Admin Act). The APVMA has reasonable grounds to suspect that the individual imported an unregistered chemical product contrary to section 69B of the Admin Act.
2020/145 – November 2020 – s 69B (Admin Act) Importation Offence – NSW (Individual) In November 2020, the APVMA issued a New South Wales-based individual a Formal Warning pursuant to section 69EO of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992 (the Admin Act). The APVMA has reasonable grounds to suspect that the individual imported an unregistered chemical product contrary to section 69B of the Admin Act.
2020/069 – October 2020 – s 79 (Agvet Code) supplied a registered veterinary chemical product in contravention of conditions of registration – Qld (Company) In October 2020, the APVMA issued a Queensland-based company a Formal Warning pursuant to section 145J of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code as scheduled to the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994 (the Agvet Code). The APVMA has reasonable grounds to suspect that the company supplied a registered veterinary chemical in contravention of conditions of registration contrary to section 79 of the Agvet Code.
2020/069 – October 2020 – s 80 (Agvet Code) supplied a veterinary chemical product without a label – Qld (Company) In October 2020, the APVMA issued a Queensland-based company a Formal Warning pursuant to section 145J of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code as scheduled to the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994 (the Agvet Code). The APVMA has reasonable grounds to suspect that the company supplied a veterinary chemical product without a label contrary to section 80 of the Agvet Code.
2020/069 – October 2020 – s 81 (Agvet Code) supplied a veterinary chemical product with unapproved label – Qld (Company) In October 2020, the APVMA issued a Queensland-based individual a Formal Warning pursuant to section 145J of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code as scheduled to the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994 (the Agvet Code). The APVMA has reasonable grounds to suspect that the company supplied a veterinary chemical product with unapproved label contrary to section 81 of the Agvet Code.
2020/069 – October 2020 – s 84 (Agvet Code) made a claim inconsistent with the approved label – Qld (Company) In October 2020, the APVMA issued a Queensland-based company a Formal Warning pursuant to section 145J of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code as scheduled to the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994 (the Agvet Code). The APVMA has reasonable grounds to suspect that the company made a claim inconsistent with the approved label contrary to section 84 of the Agvet Code.
2020/069 – October 2020 – s 91 (Agvet Code) supplied a date-controlled chemical product in a container without date of manufacture and expiry date attached – Qld (Company) In October 2020, the APVMA issued a Queensland-based company a Formal Warning pursuant to section 145J of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code as scheduled to the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994 (the Agvet Code). The APVMA has reasonable grounds to suspect that the company supplied a date-controlled chemical product in a container without date of manufacture and expiry date attached contrary to section 91 of the Agvet Code.
2019/14051 – September 2020 – s 69EO (1) (Admin Act) failed to respond to a notice – Denmark (Company) In September 2020, the APVMA issued a Denmark-based company a Formal Warning pursuant to section 69EO (1) of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Administration Act as scheduled to the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992 (Admin Act). The APVMA has reasonable grounds to suspect that the company failed to respond to a notice contrary to section 15 of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Product (Collection of Levy) Act 1994.
2019/14051 – September 2020 – s 69EO (1) (Admin Act) failed to respond to a notice – NSW (Company) In September 2020, the APVMA issued a New South Wales-based company a Formal Warning pursuant to section 69EO (1) of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Administration Act as scheduled to the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992 (Admin Act). The APVMA had reasonable grounds to suspect that the company failed to respond to a notice contrary to section 15 of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Product (Collection of Levy) Act 1994.
2019/14051 – September 2020 – s 69EO (1) (Admin Act) failed to respond to a notice – NSW (Company) In September 2020, the APVMA issued a New South Wales-based company a Formal Warning pursuant to section 69EO (1) of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Administration Act as scheduled to the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992 (Admin Act). The APVMA had reasonable grounds to suspect that the company failed to respond to a notice contrary to section 15 of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Product (Collection of Levy) Act 1994.
2019/14051 – September 2020 – s 69EO (1) (Admin Act) failed to respond to a notice – NSW (Company) In September 2020, the APVMA issued a New South Wales-based company a Formal Warning pursuant to section 69EO (1) of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Administration Act as scheduled to the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992 (Admin Act). The APVMA had reasonable grounds to suspect that the company failed to respond to a notice contrary to section 15 of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Product (Collection of Levy) Act 1994.
2019/14051 – September 2020 – s 69EO (1) (Admin Act) failed to respond to a notice – WA (Company) In September 2020, the APVMA issued a Western Australia based company a Formal Warning pursuant to section 69EO (1) of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Administration Act as scheduled to the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992 (Admin Act). The APVMA has reasonable grounds to suspect that the company failed to respond to a notice contrary to section 15 of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Product (Collection of Levy) Act 1994.
2019/14051 – September 2020 – s 69EO (1) (Admin Act) failed to respond to a notice – Qld (Company) In September 2020, the APVMA issued a Queensland-based company a Formal Warning pursuant to section 69EO (1) of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Administration Act as scheduled to the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992 (Admin Act). The APVMA had reasonable grounds to suspect that the company failed to respond to a notice contrary to section 15 of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Product (Collection of Levy) Act 1994.
2019/14051 – September 2020 – s 69EO (1) (Admin Act) failed to respond to a notice – Qld (Company) In September 2020, the APVMA issued a Queensland-based company a Formal Warning pursuant to section 69EO (1) of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Administration Act as scheduled to the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992 (Admin Act). The APVMA had reasonable grounds to suspect that the company failed to respond to a notice contrary to section 15 of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Product (Collection of Levy) Act 1994.
2020/105 – September 2020 – s 78 and s 88 (Agvet Code) advertised and supplied an unregistered veterinary chemical product – NSW (Company) In September 2020, the APVMA issued a New South Wales-based company a Formal Warning pursuant to section 145J of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code as scheduled to the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994 (the Agvet Code). The APVMA has reasonable grounds to suspect that the company advertised and supplied an unregistered veterinary chemical product contrary to sections 78 and 88 of the Agvet Code.
2020/126 – August 2020 – s 88 (Agvet Code) published a notice offering to sell an unregistered agricultural chemical – Qld (Company) In August 2020, the APVMA issued a Queensland-based company a Formal Warning pursuant to section 145J of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code as scheduled to the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994 (the Agvet Code). The APVMA has reasonable grounds to suspect that the company published a notice offering to sell an unregistered agricultural chemical contrary to section 88 of the Agvet Code.
2020/131 – August 2020 – s 78 (Agvet Code) suppled an agricultural chemical product not in accordance with the conditions of registration – NSW (Company) In August 2020, the APVMA issued a Formal Warning to a New South Wales-based company pursuant to section 145J of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code as scheduled to the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994 (the Agvet Code). The APVMA has reasonable grounds to suspect that the company supplied an agricultural chemical product not in accordance with the conditions of registration contrary to section 78 of the Agvet Code.
2020/113 – July 2020 – s 81 (Agvet Code) supplied an agricultural chemical product with an unapproved label – Vic (Individual) In July 2020, the APVMA issued a Victorian-based individual a Formal Warning pursuant to section 145J of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code as scheduled to the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994 (the Agvet Code). The APVMA has reasonable grounds to suspect that the individual supplied an agricultural chemical product with an unapproved label contrary to section 81 of the Agvet Code.
2019/056 – July 2020 – s 79 (Agvet Code) supplied a registered agricultural chemical product in contravention of conditions of registration – NSW (Company) In July 2020, the APVMA issued a New South Wales-based company a Formal Warning pursuant to section 145J of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code as scheduled to the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994 (the Agvet Code). The APVMA has reasonable grounds to suspect that the company supplied a registered agricultural chemical in contravention of conditions of registration contrary to section 79 of the Agvet Code.
2020/007 – July 2020 – s 78 (Agvet Code) supplied an unregistered agricultural chemical product – SA (Company) In July 2020, the APVMA issued a South Australian-based company a Formal Warning pursuant to section 145J of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code as scheduled to the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994 (the Agvet Code).  The APVMA has reasonable grounds to suspect that the company supplied an unregistered agricultural chemical product contrary to section 78 of the Agvet Code.
2020/075 – July 2020 – s 80 (Agvet Code) supplied an agricultural chemical product without a label – Vic (Company) In July 2020, the APVMA issued a Victoria-based company a Formal Warning pursuant to section 145J of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code as scheduled to the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994 (the Agvet Code). The APVMA has reasonable grounds to suspect that the company supplied an agricultural chemical product without a label contrary to section 80 of the Agvet Code.
FY 2019–20
2020/007–1 – June 2020 – s 75 and s 78 (Agvet Code) possessed with intent to supply and supplied an unregistered agricultural chemical product – SA (Company) In June 2020, the APVMA issued a New South Wales-based company a Formal Warning pursuant to section 145J of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code as scheduled to the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994 (the Agvet Code).  The APVMA has reasonable grounds to suspect that the company possessed with intent to supply and supplied an unregistered agricultural chemical product contrary to sections 75 and 78 of the Agvet Code.
2020/074 – June 2020 – s 161 (Agvet Code) failed to notify the APVMA of relevant information – NSW (Company) In June 2020, the APVMA issued a New South Wales-based company a Formal Warning pursuant to section 145J of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code as scheduled to the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994 (the Agvet Code). The APVMA has reasonable grounds to suspect that the company failed to notify the APVMA of relevant information contrary to section 161 of the Agvet Code.
2019/122 – March 2020 – s 116 (Agvet Code) failed to comply with conditions of permit – NSW (Company) In March 2020, the APVMA issued a New South Wales-based company a Formal Warning pursuant to section 145J of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code as scheduled to the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994 (the Agvet Code). The APVMA has reasonable grounds to suspect that the company failed to comply with conditions of permit contrary to section 116 of the Agvet Code.
2020/039 – March 2020 – s 84 (Agvet Code) made a claim inconsistent with the approved label – NSW (Company) In March 2020, the APVMA issued a New South Wales-based company a Formal Warning pursuant to section 145J of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code as scheduled to the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994 (the Agvet Code). The APVMA has reasonable grounds to suspect that the company made a claim inconsistent with the approved label contrary to section 84 of the Agvet Code.
2020/031 – March 2020 – s 75 and s 88 (Agvet Code) possessed with the intent to supply and advertised an unregistered veterinary chemical product – NSW (Company) In March 2020, the APVMA issued a New South Wales-based company a Formal Warning pursuant to section 145J of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code as scheduled to the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994 (the Agvet Code). The APVMA has reasonable grounds to suspect that the company possessed with intent to supply and advertised an unregistered veterinary chemical product contrary to sections 75 and 88 of the Agvet Code.
2019/003 – February 2020 – s 75 and s 88 (Agvet Code) possessed with the intent to supply and advertised an unregistered agricultural chemical product – NSW (Partnership) In February 2020, the APVMA issued a New South Wales-based partnership a Formal Warning pursuant to section 145J of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code as scheduled to the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994 (the Agvet Code). The APVMA has reasonable grounds to suspect that the partnership possessed with intent to supply and advertised an unregistered agricultural chemical product contrary to sections 75 and 88 of the Agvet Code.
2020/006 – January 2020 – s 69B (Admin Act) import an unapproved agricultural chemical product – NSW (Company) In January 2020, the APVMA issued a New South Wales-based company a Formal Warning pursuant to section 69EO of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992 (the Admin Act). The APVMA has reasonable grounds to suspect that the company imported an unapproved agricultural chemical product contrary to section 69B of the Admin Act.
2019/137 – January 2020 – s 69B (Admin Act) import an unapproved agricultural chemical product – Qld (Company) In January 2020, the APVMA issued a Queensland-based company a Formal Warning pursuant to section 69EO of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992 (the Admin Act). The APVMA has reasonable grounds to suspect that the company imported an unapproved agricultural chemical product contrary to section 69B of the Admin Act.
2019/131 – August 2019 – s 81 (Agvet Code) supplied an agricultural chemical product with an unapproved label – Qld (Company) In August 2019, the APVMA issued a Queensland-based company a Formal Warning pursuant to section 145J of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code as scheduled to the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994 (the Agvet Code). The APVMA has reasonable grounds to suspect that the company supplied an agricultural chemical product with an unapproved label contrary to section 81 of the Agvet Code.
2019/030 – August 2019 – s 84 (Agvet Code) made claims inconsistent with the approved label for a product – NSW (Company) In August 2019, the APVMA issued a New South Wales-based company a Formal Warning pursuant to section 145J of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code as scheduled to the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994 (the Agvet Code). The APVMA has reasonable grounds to suspect that the company made claims inconsistent with the approved label contrary to section 84 of the Agvet Code.
2019/120 – July 2019 – s 69B (Admin Act) imported an unapproved active constituent – Vic (Individual) In July 2019, the APVMA issued a Victorian-based individual a Formal Warning pursuant to 69EO of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992 (The Admin Act). The APVMA has reasonable grounds to suspect that the company imported an unapproved active constituent contrary to section 69B of the Admin Act.
2019/075 – July 2019 – s 69B (Admin Act) import an unapproved agricultural chemical product – Qld (Company) In July 2019, the APVMA issued a Queensland-based company a Formal Warning pursuant to 69EO of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992 (The Admin Act). The APVMA has reasonable grounds to suspect that the company imported an unapproved agricultural chemical product contrary to section 69B of the Admin Act.

Infringement notices

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Company fined for failing to provide hormonal growth promotant records

Status: Paid 6 August 2021
Alleged contraventions: Section 53(2) of the Agvet Code Regulations

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has issued an infringement notice to an Australian company for failing to give a copy of a record made under regulation 51 of the Agvet Code Regulations, within 14 days after the end of the month in which the record was made. The failure to provide the record is a contravention of regulation 53 of the Agvet Code Regulations.

On 15 August 2020 the company did not give the APVMA the required record and on 15 July 2021 an infringement notice in the fixed amount of $55,500 was issued to the company. The company paid the infringement notice on 6 August 2021 and continues to cooperate with the APVMA.

The APVMA takes non-compliance with the reporting and supply of hormonal growth promotants seriously. This infringement notice serves as a reminder that entities must comply with requirements when receiving or supplying hormonal growth promotants.

Company fined for failing to comply with requirements of recall notice

Status: Paid 16 October 2020
Alleged contraventions: Section 105 of the Agvet Code

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has issued an infringement notice to a company for failing to comply with an APVMA issued recall notice, which is a contravention of section 105 of the Agvet Code.

On 8 April 2020 the APVMA issued a recall notice to the company in relation to unregistered chemical products. The APVMA had reasonable grounds to believe that the company had not complied with all of the requirements of the recall notice and on 31 July 2020 issued an infringement notice in the fixed amount of $63,000 to the company.

The company paid the infringement notice on 16 October 2020 and continues to cooperate with the APVMA.

The APVMA takes non-compliance with the registration of chemical products and recall notices conditions seriously. This infringement notices serves as a reminder that entities issued recall notices are expected to comply with the instructions given.

Company fined for failing to comply with requirements of recall notice

Status: Paid 7 August 2020
Alleged contraventions: Section 105 of the Agvet Code

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has issued an infringement notice to a company for failing to comply with an APVMA issued recall notice, which is a contravention of section 105 of the Agvet Code.

On 8 April 2020 the APVMA issued a recall notice to the company in relation to non-compliance with labelling requirements. The APVMA had reasonable grounds to believe that the company had not complied with all of the requirements of the recall notice and on 31 July 2020 issued an infringement notice in the fixed amount of $63,000 to the company.

The company paid the infringement notices on 7 August 2020 and continues to cooperate with the APVMA.

The APVMA takes non-compliance with labelling requirements and recall notices conditions seriously. This infringement notices serves as a reminder that entities issued recall notices are expected to comply with the instructions given.

Company fined for failing to comply with registration requirement for importation

Status: Paid 19 March 2020
Alleged contraventions: Section 69B of the Admin Act

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has issued an infringement notice to a company for the alleged import of an unregistered chemical product into Australia, which is a contravention of section 69B of the Admin Act.

On or about 3 December 2019 the company imported 10,000 litres of a chemical product into Australia. The APVMA had reasonable grounds to believe the chemical product was not a registered chemical product and on 17 March 2020 issued an infringement notice in the fixed amount of $15,750 to the company.

The company paid the infringement notice on 19 March 2020 and continues to cooperate with the APVMA.

The APVMA takes non-compliance with the registration of chemical products seriously. This infringement notice serves as a reminder that entities are expected to comply with the registration requirements of chemical products.

Company fined for the publishing of notices that offer to sell unregistered chemical products

Status: Paid 30 March 2019
Alleged contraventions: Section 88 of the Agvet Code

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has issued an infringement notice to a company for the alleged publishing of notices that offer to sell a chemical product that is not a registered product, which is a contravention of section 88 of the Agvet Code.

On or about 19 December 2019 the company published a notice that offered to supply a chemical product that was not a registered chemical product. The APVMA had reasonable grounds to believe that certain prohibited notices had been published and on 20 February 2020 issued an infringement notice in the fixed amount of $26,250 to the company.

The company paid the infringement notice on 30 March 2019 and continues to cooperate with the APVMA.

The APVMA takes the publishing of prohibited notices seriously. This infringement notice serves as a reminder that entities must comply with the legislation.

Enforceable Undertakings

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Nutrien Ag Solutions Limited

February 2022

On 16 February 2022 the APVMA accepted an Enforceable Undertaking offered by Nutrien Ag Solutions Limited. Pursuant to subsection 145E(6) of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code as scheduled to the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994, the Enforceable Undertaking has been published.

Crop Smart Pty Ltd

September 2021

On 6 September 2021 Crop Smart Pty Ltd made an Enforceable Undertaking to the APVMA. Pursuant to subsection 145E(6) of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code as scheduled to the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994, the Enforceable Undertaking has been published.

AxiChem Pty Ltd

August 2021

On 30 August 2021 AxiChem Pty Ltd made an enforceable undertaking to the APVMA. Pursuant to subsection 145E (6) of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code as scheduled to the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994, the Enforceable Undertaking has been published.

PCT Holdings Pty Ltd

August 2021

On 30 August 2021 PCT Holdings Pty Ltd made an enforceable undertaking to the APVMA. Pursuant to subsection 145E (6) of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code as scheduled to the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994, the Enforceable Undertaking has been published.

Katpet Pty Ltd

September 2020

On 14 September 2020 Katpet Pty Ltd made an enforceable undertaking to the APVMA. Pursuant to subsection 145E (6) of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code as scheduled to the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994, the Enforceable Undertaking has been published.

Fluidra Group Australia Pty Ltd

September 2020

On 2 September 2020 Fluidra Group Australia Pty Ltd made an enforceable undertaking to the APVMA. Pursuant to subsection 145E (6) of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code as scheduled to the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994, the Enforceable Undertaking has been published.

Accensi Pty Ltd

September 2017

On 29 September 2017, Accensi Pty Ltd made an enforceable undertaking to the APVMA. Pursuant to subsection 145E (6) of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code as scheduled to the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994, the Enforceable Undertaking has been published.

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