Regulatory Update #266

15 February 2018

APVMA levy audit program

We’re working with the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources and PricewaterhouseCoopers to undertake an audit of industry levy payments received for sales of registered agricultural and veterinary chemical products between 2014 and 2017.

If you sell APVMA registered products, you should ensure your financial reporting is up to date and accurate and you are fully compliant with the legislation.

Companies found to have understated their levy contributions may be subject to fines and other compliance action. Companies found to have overstated their sales may be eligible for a refund.

Levies fund the APVMA’s work to ensure the ongoing safety and performance of products sold on the Australian market, such as our chemical review and adverse experience reporting programs.

If you find an issue please contact the APVMA on 1300 700 315. Learn more about our levy audit program.

APVMA host presentation on antibiotic resistance from Prof. Mary Barton

On Friday 2 February 2018 Emeritus Professor Mary Barton of the University of South Australia gave a presentation at our Symonston office on antibiotic resistance and the use of antibiotics in animals.

Professor Barton is a distinguished researcher and veterinary scientist with multiple awards that recognise her work and leadership in the fields of veterinary microbiology and antibiotics.

Science underpins our regulatory decisions, hearing from leading scientific figures is an important part of building and maintaining scientific knowledge and expertise at the APVMA.

Antimicrobial resistance is a global public health, animal health and welfare concern. Its development and spread is influenced by both human and animal antibiotic use. The APVMA plays a key role in reducing antibiotic resistance in humans, animals and the environment through our regulation of veterinary medicines.

You can read more information about antibiotic resistance and how the APVMA regulates the use of antibiotics in animals on our website.

List of Licensed Australian Manufacturers of Veterinary Chemical Products – February 2018

We have published an up-to-date version of the list of Licensed Australian Manufacturers of Veterinary Chemical Products. The list can be used by licence holders, applicants and holders of veterinary chemical products to confirm licence details.

Reminder – open for public consultation

We regularly seek input throughout chemical registration and review processes, and other operational and regulatory processes. We are currently seeking input on the following open consultations:

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Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority

PO Box 6182

Kingston, Australian Capital Territory 2604

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