Quarterly report: January–March 2017

The APVMA commenced assessment of 1312 applications in the March quarter 2017, including 708 new applications for product registration, active approval, and permits.

Timeframe performance dropped in the March quarter 2017 as the agency increased its focus on addressing overdue applications, particularly in the pesticides area. This is likely to continue into future quarters as the agency continues to prioritise work on those applications which are overdue.

 active applications 95%, permit applications 62%

 

The APVMA finalised assessment of 1333 applications in the March quarter 2017, including 628 applications for product registration, active approval, and permits. Overall this was an increase in finalisations on the last quarter.

 active applications 205, permit applications 98.

 

Work-in-progress for products, active, and permits rose by 85 applications in the March quarter 2017–up from 1321 applications in the December quarter 2016. This increase in work-in-progress was largely driven by a sharp increase in the number of pesticide applications commenced this quarter.

Work in progress for March quarter 2017 is 1406. Compared with December quarter 2016 1321, September quarter 2016 1266, June quarter 2016 1192, March quarter 2016 1249, December quarter 2015 1161, and September quarter 2015 1235.

Work-in-progress still within timeframe dropped slightly to 73 per cent—a decrease of 1 percentage point from December quarter 2016. 

Applications processed—March quarter 2017

 

Commenced

Finalised

Within Timeframe

2015/16 in timeframe

In Progress

In progress still within timeframe

Pesticides

286

184

30%

57%

627

70%

Veterinary medicines

155

141

58%

80%

365

78%

Total Products

441

325

42%

66%

992

73%

Permits

106

98

62%

70%

180

57%

Actives

161

205

95%

70%

234

88%

Total

708

628

62%

68%

1406

73%

 

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