Average decision time

The average decision time remained steady in the March quarter 2018 for both standard and extended timeframe applications. 

See the notes at the end of this section for information about the tables.

All applications—post 1 July 2014

March quarter 2018

Type of application

Item

Standard applications (months)

Extended applications (months)

Number Finalised

Average Duration

Assessment Period

Number Finalised

Average Duration

Assessment period

Products

New product (new active)

1

N/A

N/A

18.0

N/A

N/A

25.0

2

5

25.9

15.4

2

12.3

22.5

New product (existing active)

3

N/A

N/A

18.0

N/A

N/A

25.0

4

N/A

N/A

18.0

N/A

N/A

25.0

5

7

10.4

8.0

4

15.4

12.0

6

16

8.7

8.0

3

14.2

12.0

7

61

2.2

3.0

5

3.7

5.0

8

23

2.1

3.0

6

3.0

5.0

9

1

1.8

2.0

0

0.0

4.0

10

30

10.1

8.0

24

15.7

12.0

10A

3

1.0

2.0

1

3.5

3.9

Variations

11

1

3.0

10.0

0

N/A

15.0

12

89

2.1

3.0

3

3.8

5.0

13

11

1.3

3.0

0

0.0

5.0

13A

182

0.4

1.0

0

0.0

NA

14

40

8.0

7.3

13

11.1

9.9

Actives

15

0

0.0

14.0

1

25.7

20.0

16

N/A

N/A

9.0

N/A

N/A

13.0

17

127

6.0

7.0

13

10.1

11.0

18

18

5.2

7.0

0

0.0

11.0

Permits

19

N/A

N/A

3.0

N/A

N/A

5.0

20

43

2.8

3.0

1

3.6

5.0

21

59

8.0

5.3

10

10.8

10.0

22

9

0.3

3.5

0

0.0

0.0

23

11

3.0

4.7

1

14.1

7.1

112A

1

1.6

0.0

0

0.0

0.0

TOTAL

737

4.0

4.2

87

11.3

10.1

Pesticide applications—post 1 July 2014

March quarter 2018

Type of application

Item

Standard applications (months)

Extended applications (months)

Number Finalised

Average Duration

Assessment Period

Number Finalised

Average Duration

Assessment period

Products

New product (new active)

1

N/A

N/A

18.0

N/A

N/A

25.0

2

3

19.4

15.0

1

12.3

22.0

New product (existing active)

3

N/A

N/A

18.0

N/A

N/A

25.0

4

N/A

N/A

18.0

N/A

N/A

25.0

5

7

10.4

8.0

2

18.9

12.0

6

8

7.8

8.0

0

0.0

12.0

7

57

2.0

3.0

3

3.2

5.0

8

20

2.0

3.0

6

3.0

5.0

9

1

1.8

2.0

0

0.0

4.0

10

30

10.1

8.0

19

15.4

12.2

10A

3

1.0

2.0

1

3.5

3.9

Variations

11

1

3.0

10.0

0

N/A

15.0

12

59

2.0

3.0

2

3.2

5.0

13

9

1.5

3.0

0

0.0

5.0

13A

1

0.5

1.0

0

0.0

NA

14

24

8.2

7.0

5

10.0

9.1

Permits

19

N/A

N/A

3.0

N/A

N/A

5.0

20

31

2.8

3.0

1

3.6

5.0

21

58

7.9

5.2

8

10.5

8.5

22

9

0.3

3.5

0

0.0

0.0

23

9

3.6

4.7

1

14.1

7.1

112A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

TOTAL

330

4.7

4.5

49

10.8

9.3

Veterinary medicine applications—post 1 July 2014

March quarter 2018

Type of application

Item

Standard applications (months)

Extended applications (months)

Number Finalised

Average Duration

Assessment Period

Number Finalised

Average Duration

Assessment period

Products

New product (new active)

1

N/A

N/A

18.0

N/A

N/A

25.0

2

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

New product (existing active)

3

N/A

N/A

18.0

N/A

N/A

25.0

4

N/A

N/A

18.0

N/A

N/A

25.0

5

0

0.0

8.0

2

12.0

12.0

6

8

9.6

8.0

3

14.2

12.0

7

4

5.9

3.0

2

4.5

5.0

8

3

2.9

3.0

0

0.0

5.0

9

N/A

N/A

2.0

N/A

N/A

4.0

10

0

0.0

0.0

5

17.0

11.6

10A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Variations

11

N/A

N/A

10.0

N/A

N/A

15.0

12

30

2.3

3.0

1

5.0

5.0

13

2

0.6

3.0

0

0.0

5.0

13A

181

0.4

1.0

0

0.0

NA

14

16

7.6

7.7

8

11.7

10.4

Permits

19

N/A

N/A

3.0

N/A

N/A

5.0

20

12

2.7

3.0

0

0.0

5.0

21

1

13.2

9.0

2

12.1

16.0

22

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

23

2

0.4

4.9

0

0.0

0.0

112A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

TOTAL

259

1.6

2.0

23

12.3

10.6

Table notes

Average decision time is the average time taken to complete evaluations from commencement to finalisation. Average time is calculated by adding the decision times and dividing these by the number of applications in that category.  Decision time is calculated by subtracting the commencement date from the finalisation date and dividing by 30.417 to get the decision time in months.

The assessment period for each application type and item number is set in the legislation—this is the standard decision time. However, there are two conditions which allow the APVMA to vary or extend the assessment period:

  • ­a change in the category of an application may be made once in the life of the application under regulation 70B of the Agvet Code
  • ­one extension of 1.33 times the original assessment period (rounded up) plus one month may be applied for under section 159 of the Agvet Code

N/A means no applications were finalised for that item in the reporting period.

Variable means some items have a variable legislated assessment period because they are modular in nature. Each application will have a different expected duration. The figure in brackets after the variable text show the average expected timeframe for these items in this quarter. This average expected timeframe may change in each quarter depending on the nature of the applications being evaluated.

 

 

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