Regulatory Update #70
14 February - 27 February 2009
The APVMA is Seeking Nominations for Two Positions on the Community Consultative Committee
The APVMA is seeking nominations for two positions on the Community Consultative Committee: a person representing the occupational health and safety sector and another person representing the training and education sector.
Changes to Frequency and Mode of Publication of APVMA Gazette
The APVMA is proposing to change the method of distribution and the current frequency of publication of its Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Gazette. The APVMA seeks your views on this proposal. Please complete the online gazette survey.
Invitation to Agricultural and Veterinary Registration Consultants to Submit Contact Details for Publication on the APVMA Website
The APVMA intends to publish a list of Agricultural and Veterinary Registration Consultants as a resource for registrants of agricultural and veterinary medicine products.
Submissions Closed on the 2008 Draft Cost Recovery Impact Statement
The Draft Cost Recovery Impact Statement (CRIS) was released for public comment on 3 December 2008. Stakeholders were invited to comment on the review of current cost recovery arrangements and recommendations for revised arrangements.
Regulator and Chemical Company Resolve Disputes
The APVMA and chemical importer and formulator, Imtrade Australia Pty Ltd, have reached an out of court settlement resolving all of the disputes between them amicably.
APVMA Warns of the Risks of Unregistered Imports
The APVMA have said consumers need to exercise caution in buying low price chemical products through discount variety stores as they may not be registered for sale and use in Australia.
Trade Advice Notice (TAN) on Epoxiconazole and Pyraclostrobin in Opera Fungicide
The APVMA is providing a Trade Advice Notice on Epoxiconazole and Pyraclostrobin in Opera Fungicide (Product Number 62753).
Export Slaughter Interval and Withholding Periods for Sheep and Cattle
Export Slaughter Intervals (ESI) and Withholding Periods (WHP) of veterinary chemicals for use in sheep and cattle have been updated as of 12 February 2009.
APVMA Program Manager Vacancy
The APVMA is seeking a highly experienced leader to manage the Veterinary Medicines Program.