Average decision time

All applications – December quarter 2021

 

Standard applications (months)

Extended applications (months)

Type of application

Item

Number processed

Average duration

Assessment period

Number processed

Average duration

Assessment period

Products

New product

1

0

N/A

18

0

N/A

25

2

0

N/A

~

3

23.0

23

3

0

N/A

18

0

N/A

25

4

0

N/A

18

0

N/A

25

5

5

7.5

8

5

9.2

12

6

0

N/A

8

2

10.5

12

7

72

2.6

3

6

5.0

5

8

49

2.5

3

0

N/A

5

9

2

1.8

2

1

3.9

4

10

26

7.4

8

24

16.1

13.7

10A

17

1.6

2

0

N/A

~

27 

0

N/A

~

0

N/A

~

Variations

11

0

N/A

10

0

N/A

15

12

134

2.6

3

20

4.2

5

13

29

2.4

3

0

N/A

5

13A

101

0.5

1

0

N/A

N/A

14

42

6.2

6.6

18

10.0

11.4

27V

0

N/A

~

2

10.8

11.4

Actives

1

0

N/A

18

0

N/A

25

2

0

N/A

~

0

N/A

~

5

0

N/A

8

0

N/A

12

6

0

N/A

8

0

N/A

12

10

7

5.9

6.3

5

8.4

8.9

14

0

N/A

~

0

N/A

~

15

0

N/A

14

0

N/A

20

16

0

N/A

9

0

N/A

13

17

0

N/A

7

0

N/A

11

18

0

N/A

7

0

N/A

11

24

1

8.0

8

2

14.6

19.4

27

0

N/A

~

0

N/A

~

27V

0

N/A

~

0

N/A

~

Permits

19

9

2.0

3

1

27.9

5

20

40

2.6

3

3

4.3

5

21

40

5.6

5.7

22

9.7

10.5

22

17

0.7

N/A

1

1.2

N/A

23

16

2.1

2.6

6

4.5

5.8

112A

0

N/A

N/A

0

N/A

N/A

Other

24

0

N/A

~

0

N/A

~

Ingredient determination

28

0

N/A

~

0

N/A

~

Total

 

607

2.9

 

121

9.7

 

~ = Modular assessment period. Please refer to the table of assessment periods and fees in Schedule 6 of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Regulations 1995 for further details.

Pesticide product applications – December quarter 2021

 

Standard applications (months)

Extended applications (months)

Type of application

Item

Number processed

Average duration

Assessment period

Number processed

Average duration

Assessment period

Products

New product

1

0

N/A

18

0

N/A

25

2

0

N/A

~

0

N/A

~

3

0

N/A

18

0

N/A

25

4

0

N/A

18

0

N/A

25

5

5

7.5

8

5

9.2

12

6

0

N/A

8

1

9.1

12

7

58

2.6

3

0

N/A

5

8

32

2.4

3

0

N/A

5

9

2

1.8

2

0

N/A

4

10

17

6.6

7.2

13

13.0

13.7

10A

17

1.6

2

0

N/A

~

27

0

N/A

~

0

N/A

~

Variations

11

0

N/A

10

0

N/A

15

12

105

2.6

3

2

4.4

5

13

29

2.4

3

0

N/A

5

13A

11

N/A

1

0

N/A

N/A

14

32

5.8

6.4

7

8.4

11.5

27V

0

N/A

~

0

N/A

~

Permits

19

4

1.6

3

0

N/A

5

20

29

2.6

3

2

4.0

5

21

31

5.9

5.7

16

9.3

10.3

22

16

0.7

N/A

1

1.2

N/A

23

12

2.3

2.8

3

6.2

7.4

112A

0

N/A

N/A

0

N/A

N/A

Other

24

0

N/A

~

0

N/A

~

Total

 

400

3.1

 

50

9.2

 

Veterinary medicine product applications – December quarter 2021

 

Standard applications (months)

Extended applications (months)

Type of application

Item

Number processed

Average duration

Assessment period

Number processed

Average duration

Assessment period

Products

New product

1

0

N/A

18

0

N/A

25

2

0

N/A

~

3

23.0

23.0

3

0

N/A

18

0

N/A

25

4

0

N/A

18

0

N/A

25

5

0

N/A

8

0

N/A

12

6

0

N/A

8

1

11.9

12

7

14

2.5

3

6

5.0

5

8

17

2.8

3

0

N/A

5

9

0

N/A

2

1

3.9

4

10

9

8.3

7.2

11

19.2

13.7

10A

0

N/A

2

0

N/A

~

27

0

N/A

~

0

N/A

~

Variations

11

0

N/A

10

0

N/A

15

12

29

2.8

3

18

4.1

5

13

0

N/A

3

0

N/A

5

13A

90

0.5

1

0

N/A

N/A

14

10

7.1

6.4

11

10.9

11.5

27V

0

N/A

~

2

10.8

11.4

Permits

19

5

2.2

3

1

27.9

5

20

11

2.7

3

1

4.8

5

21

9

4.5

5.7

6

11.5

10.3

22

1

0.2

N/A

0

N/A

N/A

23

4

1.6

2.8

3

2.7

7.4

112A

0

N/A

N/A

0

N/A

N/A

Other

24

0

N/A

~

0

N/A

~

Total

 

199

2.2

 

64

10.0

 

Notes for average decision time

Average decision time is the average time taken to complete processing from commencement to when a regulatory decision is made. The average time is calculated by adding the decision times and dividing these by the number of applications in that category. Decision time is calculated by subtracting the commencement date from the processed date and dividing by 30.4375 to get the decision time in months (accounting for leap years).

The assessment period for each application type and item number is set in the legislation – this is the standard decision time. However, there are 2 conditions that allow the APVMA to vary or extend the assessment period:

  • A change in the category of an application may be made once in the life of the application under regulation 70B of the Agvet Code.
  • One extension of 1.33 times the original assessment period (rounded up) plus one month may be applied under section 159 of the Agvet Code.

N/A means no applications were finalised for that item in the reporting period, or there is no statutory assessment period.

~ applies to items that have a variable legislated assessment period because they are modular in nature. Each application will have a different expected duration, as determined by the mix of modules required for the application.

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