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Organization of economic cooperation and development

The APVMA participates in various activities of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Learn more about APVMA and the OECD.


The International Cooperation on Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Registration of Veterinary Medicinal Products (known as VICH) is a trilateral program to harmonise technical requirements for veterinary product registration.

Joint FAO/WHO Meeting on Pesticide Residues

The Joint FAO/WHO Meeting on Pesticide Residues plays an important role in providing expert scientific advice to various international bodies.

Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives

The committee's work includes the evaluation of contaminants, naturally occurring toxicants and residues of veterinary drugs in food.


The APVMA actively participates in the harmonisation of data guidelines with our international counterparts to align evaluation with international best practice and simplify the assembly and submission of dossiers.

The Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions

In 2004, Australia became a party to these two international agreements relating to the trade of certain hazardous chemicals.

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