2020–21 performance overview

Between 1 July 2020 and 30 June 2021, the APVMA:

  • finalised 169 applications for pre-application assistance
  • received 2,531 new product, active and permit applications for preliminary assessment
  • commenced assessment/evaluation of 3,187 product, active and permit applications
  • finalised 3,446 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
  • 74% of applications for permits completed in timeframe
  • 96% of applications for actives completed in timeframe.

In addition:

  • 92% of the 1,008 applications in progress are within timeframe
  • 97% of applications requiring major assessment for pesticides were completed within timeframe
  • 94% 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 30 June 2021

Type of regulatory decisions

Commenced

Finalised/issued

In progress

Pre-application assistance

244

169

39

Product registration – pesticides

1,336

1,466

387

Product registration – veterinary medicines

1,008

1,051

230

Permits

580

622

248

Actives

263

307

143

Items 8L, 8M, 8P

1,004

826

210

Technical assessment (Item 25)

12

11

9

Notifiable variations

1,011

1,011

0

Import consents

697

674

5

Certificates of export

479

492

21

Total

6 634

6 629

1 292

* See description of application types.

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