The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) administers Australia’s agvet legislation and has a duty to not only manage potential risks, but also enforce compliance when required.

The legislation includes:

The legislation allows us, and in some cases compels us, to:

  • issue substantiation notices
  • issue formal warnings
  • enter into enforceable undertakings
  • issue enforceable directions
  • issue infringement notices
  • issue stop supply and recall notices
  • cancel or suspend permits for noncompliance or prior convictions
  • cancel or suspend permits to prevent imminent risk
  • issue a notice to attend, give information or produce documents or things
  • obtain and execute monitoring warrants
  • obtain and execute investigation warrants.
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