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Proposal to use New Zealand registration for Australian companion animal veterinary chemicals
We are inviting submissions from industry regarding the introduction of a process that allows us to register veterinary chemicals in Australia by leveraging assessments and decisions made in New Zealand (NZ) for non-food producing animals.
A discussion paper on the proposal is available for industry to contribute their feedback.
The paper includes:
- the current NZ approach to registering veterinary chemicals for non-food producing animals
- information on the issues and challenges regarding the use of NZ assessments
- the activities that will be required to support any implementation of a ‘registration by reference’ process.
The concept would still require the APVMA to assess applications against Australian statutory criteria—however, relevant assessment reports and registration decisions from NZ may be useful as a ‘reference’ for our decision-making when registering veterinary chemicals for non-food producing animals.
If you would like to contribute your feedback—the consultation will be open from 19 September to 4 November 2016.