Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the importation of agricultural/ veterinary chemicals

25 February 2020

In response to the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Australian Government has put in place extra border measures that may affect sea vessels that have left, or transited through, affected countries.

These enhanced public safety measures may affect the availability of agricultural/veterinary chemicals for import into Australia and/or cause supply chain disruptions.

More information is available on the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs website.

Participants in the APVMA National Registration Scheme are reminded active constituents and formulated chemical products must be sourced from approved sites.

Compliance with the Agvet Code ensures your activities will not become the subject of regulatory action by the APVMA.

For further information regarding the APVMA National Registration Scheme contact the APVMA via telephone on +61 2 6770 2300 or email

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