Structure, organisations and key people
The APVMA was established under the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Administration Act as the Australian Government statutory authority responsible for the regulation of pesticides and veterinary medicines in the Australian market place.
The APVMA assesses applications for product registration based on human safety, animal or crop safety, environmental and worker safety, effectiveness, and risk to overseas trade, by specifying conditions of use, and through post-registration quality assurance and compliance programs.
The APVMA sits within the portfolio of the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.
For further information go to the APVMA website.
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