APVMA draft Cost Recovery Implementation Statement

This consultation closed on 2 December 2019

Consultation period

4 November 2019 to 2 December 2019


The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) is seeking feedback on its draft Cost Recovery Implementation Statement (CRIS). The draft CRIS outlines three options for recovering costs associated with the APVMA’s regulatory activities. Submissions should be emailed to CRIS2019@apvma.gov.au by 5 pm Monday 2 December 2019.


In accordance with Australian Government policy, the APVMA charges for the efficient costs of the regulatory services it provides. Applicants pay fees for the APVMA to evaluate their applications, and registrants pay a levy based on the wholesale value of chemical products sold.

The current APVMA cost recovery arrangements were last revised in 2013.

The APVMA is committed to working with industry and stakeholders to identify cost recovery arrangements that are fair, equitable and transparent—and which provide certainty and sustainability for both our stakeholders and the APVMA.


The draft CRIS proposes future cost recovery arrangements for the APVMA. It focuses on ensuring appropriate and sustainable revenue to enable efficient and effective administration of agvet chemical regulation.

Submissions received to the draft CRIS will be considered in the preparation of the final CRIS which will be presented to the Minister for Agriculture, Senator the Hon. Bridget McKenzie. The draft CRIS has been developed in line with the Australian Government Cost Recovery Guidelines.

Invitation for submissions

The APVMA invites written submissions from industry and other interested parties.

All information (including name and address details) contained in submissions may be made available to the public on the APVMA’s website, unless you indicate that you would like all or part of your submission to remain in confidence.

A request under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 for a submission marked ‘confidential’ will be determined in accordance with that Act.

For further information, or to make a submission, please email CRIS2019@apvma.gov.au.

The deadline for submissions is 5 pm Monday 2 December 2019.

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