Labelling requirements in permit applications

When assessing an application for a permit the labelling criteria is not applicable. However, when assessing a permit that may require a condition that the product only be supplied with a particular label for attachment to the container of an agvet chemical product, we will assess whether it contains appropriate instructions that support the safe and effective use of the product and would not unduly prejudice trade or commerce between Australia and places outside Australia.

In assessing the label instructions the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) considers information that identifies that product, how the product is to be handled, used and stored, how empty packaging is to be disposed of and any statements that are required in the case of poisoning. A label will only be included as an attachment to the permit if it contains the appropriate instructions considered necessary for the safe and effective use of the product. Applicants should refer to the APVMA labelling codes for information for further information regarding labels.

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