2020–21 performance overview

Between 1 July 2020 and 31 December 2020, the APVMA:

  • finalised 63 applications for pre-application assistance
  • received 1,287 new product, active and permit applications for preliminary assessment
  • commenced assessment/evaluation of 1,889 product, active and permit applications
  • finalised 2,035 product, active and permit applications.

Overall timeframe performance was 95% for product, active and permit applications types with:

  • 99% of applications for pesticides completed in timeframe
  • 99% of applications for veterinary medicines completed in timeframe
  • 77% of applications for permits completed in timeframe
  • 95% of applications for actives completed in timeframe.

In addition:

  • 91% of the 1,253 applications in progress are within timeframe
  • 96% of applications requiring major assessment for pesticides were completed within timeframe
  • 92% of applications requiring major assessment for veterinary medicines were completed within timeframe
  • 99% of non-technical applications for pesticides were completed within timeframe
  • 99% of non-technical applications for veterinary medicines were completed within timeframe.

Summary of activities related to regulatory decisions July 2020 to December 2020

Types of regulatory decisions*

Commenced

Finalised/issued

In progress

Pre-application assistance

139

63

17

Product registration – pesticides

796

841

472

Product registration – veterinary medicines

687

739

221

Permits

267

304

253

Actives

139

151

175

Items 8L, 8M, 8P

507

504

35

Item 25

6

5

9

Notifiable variations

610

607

14

Import consents

344

294

17

Certificates of export

216

234

12

Total

3711

3742

1225

*See decscription of application types

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