Quarterly report: July–September 2017

The APVMA commenced assessment of 1498 new applications in the September quarter, including 704 new applications for product registration, active approval, and permits.

We finalised 1058 applications in the 2017 September quarter, which represents almost half the agency’s annual operational output. In previous years the APVMA finalised 2453 in 2016–17, and 2545 in 2015–16.

Timeframe performance for pesticide product applications increased 12 per cent on the previous June 2017 quarter, with 36 per cent of applications completed on time. Overall timeframe performance remained steady at 58 per cent.

Work in progress for products, actives, and permits decreased by 347 applications during the September quarter, down from 1650 applications in the June quarter.

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