Novel products

New or novel products are usually subject to a full assessment against all statutory criteria. In order to grant registration, the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) must be satisfied that the product meets the safety criteria, as well as the efficacy and trade criteria (where relevant). To register a new product, you must show us how the product meets the criteria.

If the product is of a type that we do not believe warrants a full assessment, our ‘modular’ assessment arrangements allow us to assess only those aspects that are necessary. The assessment fees and timeframes for modular assessments are in line with the regulatory effort needed and the regulatory risk posed by the product. This is also the case for applications associated with existing products.

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