2020–21 performance overview

Between 1 July 2020 and 31 March 2021, the APVMA:

  • finalised 112 applications for pre-application assistance
  • received 2,021 new product, active and permit applications for preliminary assessment
  • commenced assessment/evaluation of 2,509 product, active and permit applications
  • finalised 2,763 product, active and permit applications.

Overall timeframe performance was 94% 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
  • 75% of applications for permits completed in timeframe
  • 96% of applications for actives completed in timeframe.

In addition:

  • 91% of the 1,013 applications in progress are within timeframe
  • 97% of applications requiring major assessment for pesticides were completed within timeframe
  • 93% 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, 1 July 2020 to 31 March 2021

Type of regulatory decisions

Commenced

Finalised/issued

In progress

Pre-application assistance

194

112

42

Product registration – pesticides

1065

1175

407

Product registration – veterinary medicines

844

876

224

Permits

407

466

230

Actives

195

229

152

Items 8L, 8M, 8P

712

694

50

Technical assessment (Item 25)

10

10

8

Notifiable variations

807

808

11

Import consents

544

480

2

Certificates of export

308

324

12

Total

5,086

5,174

1,138

* See description of application types.

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