Under section 23 of the Agvet Code, approvals and registrations are subject to 2 types of conditions:
- Mandatory statutory conditions that apply in all cases of a particular kind (as prescribed by the Agvet Code Regulations).
- Case-by-case conditions imposed on a particular approval or registration as the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) deems appropriate.
Conditions of active constituent approval, chemical product registration, and label approval are a means by which we manage the risks posed to people, plants, animals and the environment by agvet chemicals.
The mandatory statutory conditions prescribed by the Agvet Code Regulations and the Agvet Chemicals Code (Conditions of Approval or Registration Order 2021) address the general risks posed by all agvet chemicals. These conditions, together with our compliance monitoring, reviewing and enforcement activities, ensure that people, plants, animals and the environment remain safe from agvet chemicals.
The case-by-case conditions address the specific risks associated with particular agvet chemicals and will be imposed on approvals and registrations when we think it is appropriate. These conditions, together with our compliance monitoring, reviewing and enforcement activities, mean that we are able to provide a higher level of assurance that the risk posed by these agvet chemicals will be better managed, which enables us to ensure that people, plants, animals and the environment remain safe from agvet chemicals.
The conditions of approvals and registrations may require certain things to be done before the supply of an agvet chemical product occurs, to ensure the chemical product supplied meets the statutory criteria considered by the APVMA. For example, conditions may require specific types of packaging for products, or for labels to carry use-by dates.