Regulatory Update #41

27 October - 16 November 2007

New Chemical Review website

We have upgraded Chemical Review information on the website to make it easier to track the status of reviews, read the review history, and see which chemical have been nominated for review. Take a look at and please let us know what you think by emailing

Registration performance statistics

Performance Statistics on applications for product registrations received and finalised now published on the website each quarter.At the end of each financial year we will publish a consolidated report for statistics across the year.

Trifluralin testing results

APVMA has released the results of testing of agricultural products containing trifluralin as the active constituent. 

Defects in Category 5, 6, and 7 applications

The APVMA invites comments on a draft operational notice addressing management practices for defects in Category 7, 6 and 5 applications for product registration.

Efficacy Reviewers Manual

The fifth edition of the Efficacy and Target Animal/ Crop Safety Reviewers’ Manual was released in October and is now available on the web.

Pyriproxyfen in the product Admiral Insect Growth – Trade Advice

The APVMA invites comments on whether the proposed use of pyriproxyfen as an insect growth regulator on citrus fruit, or the feeding of produce that may contain residues or pyriproxyfen to poultry resulting in detectable residues in poultry commodities, has the potential to unduly prejudice Australia's trade.

Reporting problems with our website

If you encounter any problems with our website please let us know and we will endeavour to fix it promptly.

Your report should include:

  • The address or exact title of the last working page you visited
  • Details of any links that aren’t working
  • A description of any other issues.

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