Regulatory update #202

18 December 2014

1 January 2015 changes

Application fee increase—final phase
The final of a three-phase application fee increase will take effect from 1 January 2015. This five per cent increase brings charges back in line with the 40 per cent cost recovery target outlined in the cost recovery impact statement published in November 2012.

View information on the timing of the changes to application fees.

One distinguishing product on the register—multiple labels
From 1 January 2015 the distinguishing name for a product no longer has to be the same name on the product container label and multiple labels can be approved for one product—read more.

Simple changes to details are now easier
It will be easier to vary the details of an existing registered product from 1 January 2015. Using APVMA online services people can make multiple changes to one product—for a single fee—read more.

Industry engagement 2015

We plan to increase our engagement with industry, stakeholders and the community throughout 2015 through a series of face-to-face events. 

Christmas mail and office closure

Tuesday 23 December is the last day for mail services for 2014. Any hardcopy and electronic mail, including electronic application submissions, will be processed from 5 January 2015. An application submitted between 24 December 2014 and 31 December 2014 that is not processed until 5 January 2015 will not be affected by the 1 January 2015 fee change.

The APVMA will close for the Christmas break at close of business Wednesday 24 December, reopening Friday 2 January 2015.

Monitoring of marketed product labels

The APVMA is undertaking a monitoring program of the labels attached to containers as supplied in the marketplace. Approval holders are responsible for ensuring that marketed product labels (MPLs) meet the requirements of the Agvet Code.

The first products to be monitored will be those containing diuron, carbendazim and dichlorvos, which have been the subject of new labelling requirements, following reviews by APVMA. We will shortly write to companies marketing these products requesting copies of current MPLs.

Initially, monitoring will involve a desktop review of MPLs. Field monitoring will also be undertaken as necessary.

Holders, agents and authorising parties: updated roles and responsibilities

Updated information on the following roles is available now on our website, for both Australian and overseas holders:

  • holder
  • authorised agent
  • nominated agent
  • authorising party.

A quick reference table makes it easier to see the roles and responsibilities for each role.

Online services update

Item 23 application forms
Changes made to online services on 8 December 2014, include the following updates to item 23 application forms:

  • made for or to extend a research or miscellaneous permit
  • made for a permit to manufacture veterinary chemical products.

Applications submitted in the weeks immediately before 1 July 2014
The status of a small number of applications which were submitted in late June 2014 can now be seen in the portal dashboard as a result of a systems fix this week.

An online services update is available on our website so you can see the status of known issues and enhancements. If you experience any issues not already identified on this list please let us know.

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.

  • Sporekill Agricultural Disinfectant
  • Rainbow Imazapyr 750 SG Herbicide
  • Ridomil Gold 480 SL Systemic Fungicide
  • Combavac 3 In 1 Live Tick Fever Vaccine
  • Combat Ant-Rid Ant Killing Bait Strips
  • Mainman 500 WG Insecticide
  • Hovex Vaporgard Bin Kill
  • Maxunitech Carfentrazone-Ethyl 240 EC Herbicide
  • Protege Insecticidal Seed Treatment
  • Neove Salinomycin 120 Feed Additive Premix
  • Amgrow Organix Weed Blitz Concentrate Herbicide
  • Eradicat 1080 Feral Cat Bait
  • Glanvac 3 Vaccine
  • Glanvac 3 B12 Vaccine
  • Glanvac 3S Vaccine
  • Glanvac 6 Vaccine
  • Glanvac 6 B12 Vaccine
  • Glanvac 6S Vaccine
  • Glanvac 6S B12 Vaccine
  • Eryvac Vaccine
  • Freshguard Sulphur Dioxide Pads
  • Uniform Fungicide
  • Assurant 200 Insecticide
  • Sporekill Agricultural Disinfectant
  • Glanvac 3S B12 Vaccine

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

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