Monitoring Compliance with the Law
Below are the compliance monitoring activities that the APVMA is currently undertaking.
For an introduction to the monitoring process, see Monitoring visits and compliance with the Agvet Code (PDF, 66kb) | (RTF, 185kb)
Importation of Active Constituents and Fully Formulated Chemical Products from Overseas
1 November 2010
The APVMA is currently reviewing records regarding the importation into Australia of active constituents and fully formulated chemical products from overseas sources.
The APVMA continues to receive allegations that numerous Australian companies are sourcing chemicals from unassessed overseas based traders and manufacturers.
The APVMA is concerned that these chemicals may contain toxicological significant impurities and that Australian companies are implicated in deliberate attempts to circumvent the Australian regulatory system.
The Australian Customs and Border Protection Service and overseas regulatory authorities are assisting the APVMA by providing chemical import data for comparison.
This data comparison will inform the targeting of companies across Australia that will be subject of unannounced compliance monitoring visits.
Unregistered insect baits
The APVMA is current investigating the sale of unregistered insect baits across Australia. Two unregistered products - ‘Miraculous Insecticide Chalk’ and ‘Wanhoualou Cockroach Bait’ - were recently found for sale in variety stores and Asian grocers.
Hydroponic Retailers and Manufacturers
APVMA is aware of the advertising and the supply of many unregistered products that require registration as they are Plant Growth Regulators (PGR's).
APVMA will be conducting unannounced monitoring visits to hydroponic retail store and hydroponic product manufacturers to ensure only registered products are advertised and supplied in Australia.
Further information can be found in the Compliance Advice Notice from January 2010.
APVMA is aware of agricultural retail stores supplying unregistered granular Ammonium Sulphate for use as a spray adjuvant.
APVMA will be conducting unannounced monitoring visits to agricultural retail stores to ensure only APVMA registered adjuvants are being supplied in Australia.
Further information can be found in the Compliance Advice Notice from April 2008 (PDF, 39kb).