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Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) is the Australian Government statutory agency responsible for the management and regulation of all agricultural and veterinary chemical products in Australia.

Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority
Agency overview
FormedJune 15, 1993 (1993-06-15)[1]
Preceding
  • National Registration Authority for Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals
HeadquartersCanberra
Employees200 (2018)[2]
Websiteapvma.gov.au

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HistoryEdit

The authority was established on June 15, 1993 as the National Registration Authority for Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals, under the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992.[1]

Current responsibilitiesEdit

Any agricultural or veterinary product that is manufactured, sold, imported, or used in Australia must first be registered by the APVMA. To be registered, the process may include scientific evaluations of the safety and efficacy of the product.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Timeline of significant APVMA milestones". Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority. June 13, 2018. Retrieved March 29, 2019.
  2. ^ "Organisation overview" (PDF). APVMA Annual Report 2017-18. Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority. p. 15. Retrieved March 29, 2019.
  3. ^ "APVMA basics". APVMA.

See alsoEdit