Regulatory update #205

23 March 2015

Review of pre-application assistance arrangements

Our review of the implementation and operation of pre-application assistance arrangements (PAA) is now complete.

We have taken some immediate steps to improve the current process and clearly outlined what people can expect from the APVMA when making a pre-application assistance request.

We are committed to continuous improvement of our services and systems and will work with industry over coming months to co-design the pre-application assistance process from beginning to end.

Updates on our progress will be published to the website and publicised in Regulatory Update.

Confidential Commercial Information (CCI)

A CCI review was undertaken in September/October 2014, resulting in the clarification of and updated processes for dealing with CCI. This affected pending product applications already in the system. Those applicants impacted by the review were notified in writing during September/October last year, outlining the review and required action.

If you haven’t received advice from us and would like to confirm the status of your application you may check it via EARS (for applications made pre-1 July 2014) or via our online services (for applications made after 1 July 2014). Alternatively, please contact our Case Management and Administration Unit:

Phone: +61 2 6210 4701

Available now: new eLearning modules

The first module in the interactive online services series, Navigating the APVMA online services portal, is now available in the training section on the APVMA website. It is designed to assist new and existing users find their way around the APVMA’s online application portal. You will also find our new module Registrations, which provides a broad overview of the product registration process. Both modules are also available in text only formats


In the coming months, the following eLearning modules will also be added to our growing library of learning resources: Permits, eLabels and Compliance.

Help and assistance

Telephone: +61 2 6210 4701

Reminder—open for public consultation


Advice Summaries published since last issue are listed below. For a complete list and further information, please refer to the Advice Summaries content on our website.

  • Vapormate Fumigant
  • Raid Max Multi Insect Killer
  • Vibrance Fungicide Seed Treatment
  • Farmalinx Meerkat Herbicide
  • Loveland Products MSO with Leci-Tech Spray Adjuvant
  • Kenso Agcare Epoxy 750 WG Fungicide
  • Surefire Fipronil Granular Ant Killer
  • Conquest Soar Selective Serbicide
  • Mycofix Plus BBSH

Application summaries are updated weekly. For a complete list, please refer to the application summaries content on our website.

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