Regulatory update #241

27 October 2016

Canberra industry information session—registrations close soon

Registrations close soon for the Canberra industry information and education session on 8–9 November 2016.

Day one of the program will focus on regulatory science and innovation in the global context and day two will be an update on important registration-related topics.

For full details and to register please see our events page.

Company pays for non-compliance

A large Australian retail company has been fined $31,500 for the importation, possession, supply and advertising of unregistered agricultural chemical products.

Infringement notices were issued after a formal investigation by the APVMA. The company has paid the fine and is no longer advertising or selling the unregistered products.

If you see unregistered agvet products for sale, please report it to the APVMA on 1300 700 315 or email

Proposed changes to dimethoate safety and use instructions 

Proposed changes to the instructions for use of products containing dimethoate are now available for public consultation, following a review of scientific data and use pattern information, along with analysis of submissions from growers and industry.

We received a lot of high quality information from industry, farmers and grower groups to support uses in a range of crops which otherwise might have been removed—this is a great example of cooperation between the regulator, industry and farmers.

Submissions on the proposed regulatory decision report are invited from interested parties until 24 January 2017.

Thank you for calling the APVMA!

We have streamlined our telephone answering system to direct your calls to the right area faster and to reduce double-handling where possible.

Enquiries about IT technical difficulties, product renewals and levy payments, compliance and recalls and chemical reviews will now go directly to those teams.

We welcome your feedback.

Thank you for calling the APVMA!

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