Federal Court of Australia – Stay of decision: Final regulatory decisions for certain swimming pool and spa sanitiser products

29 January 2021

On Monday 25 January 2021 the Federal Court of Australia ordered a stay of the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority's (APVMA) Notice of Cancellation to cancel the approvals of certain swimming and spa pool sanitiser products containing hydrogen peroxide and polyhexanide hydrochloride, as published in the Gazette on 28 July 2020.

The Court has ordered a stay until the court proceedings are concluded and the court has handed down its judgment. The effect of the stay is that the Notice of Cancellation decision is not operational and the products listed in the Gazette notice of 28 July 2020 may continue to be sold, until such time as the court has made its judgment. A stay is not an injunction.

Please contact chemicalreview@apvma.gov.au if you have any questions.

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