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Annual return of actives
Click here for answers to common questions about reporting amounts of actives for 2016–17.
Annual reporting of active constituent data
In July 2016 the APVMA resumed the collection of data on amounts of active constituents imported, manufactured and exported each financial year. Please be aware that this process is a different requirement to the declaration of leviable values.
Why this data is being collected
Under section 69E of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992, all holders of approvals and registrations must report the amount of active imported, manufactured or exported (alone or in chemical products) on a yearly basis and retain records of this information for 6 years. The APVMA collects this information to provide to the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources and works with the department to ensure that the confidential commercial information contained in the data is protected.
What to report
You need to report the quantity of each active constituent you import, manufacture or export from Australia, as approved active on its own and as active in registered formulated products. Please see the excel spreadsheet icon in the portal to assist you.
Reporting is not required:
- where the import, export or manufacture of actives, were conducted by a third party on your behalf
- for active constituents that are not considered for use in the manufacture of agvet chemical products (eg industrial chemicals or use in human pharmaceuticals)
- where over the course of the year 3 kg or less (in total) of each active constituent is imported, manufactured or exported for use in veterinary chemical products
When to report
Information on the amount of active for the 2016–17 year is required by the end of September 2017.
Who needs to report
Active approval holders and product registrants are required to report amounts of actives they:
- import, manufacture or export for (or are intended for) the manufacture of agricultural and veterinary (agvet) chemical products
- import, manufacture or export which are contained in formulated agvet chemical products.
How to report
The APVMA has developed an online reporting system to make it as easy as possible for industry to provide these details. Once logged in, primary users will be able to enter quantities for each active approval, and/or for actives in each registered product, under the headings in table format imported, exported and manufactured.
Log in to APVMA online services and click on the ‘reporting’ tab to commence the reporting process.
A copy of the data you enter can be viewed in a spreadsheet format and saved for your records—select the excel spreadsheet icon in the top right-hand corner of the reporting screen.
Who can access the online reporting tool?
Anyone who has access to the APVMA online levies and fees system can report. This includes the primary user for the business, nominated agent or authorised agent. If you do not already have access to the APVMA system you will not be able to report.
If you require assistance with your online services login to access the 'annual reporting' link, please email your details to email@example.com.
Compliance with the requirements
If people believe they will have difficulty reporting this information they should contact the APVMA to discuss their circumstances. While non-compliance with this reporting requirement can mean substantial criminal and civil penalties for both individuals and corporations, the focus for the reporting year 2016–17 will be to support industry to report this information and to identify and resolve areas of concern.
Enquiries should be directed firstname.lastname@example.org.
Phone: +61 2 6210 4701
Answers to common questions
Click here for answers to common questions received by the APVMA as part of the annual reporting process.