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

17 February 2021

On Wednesday 17 February 2021 the Federal Court of Australia set aside the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority's (APVMA) decision under section 41 of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994 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.

As a result of the Federal Court’s decision the affected products may continue to be sold and used in accordance with their label instructions.

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

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