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Updated requirements for agricultural chemical products containing imported ingredients of biological origin

26 July 2021, AU: The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) Online Services Portal requires applicants with agricultural chemical products containing imported ingredients of a biological origin to attach a copy of the relevant AQIS Permits to Import Quarantine Material, or a copy of the completed application form.

It is not always practical to obtain an import permit from the APVMA for the imported biological material at the time of application, which is often well in advance of the product being imported. Further, some biological materials are exempt from the AQIS (Biosecurity) permit requirement.

This requirement may be satisfied by one of the following:

  • A screenshot of an import permit application.
  • A screenshot stating that an import permit is not required.
  • Written confirmation that the applicant intends to obtain an import permit prior to importing the product into Australia.

Please note the APVMA requirement to submit a copy of the relevant import permit for veterinary chemical products containing an imported constituent of a biological origin will continue to apply in accordance with section 15(5) of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code (Application Requirements) Instrument 2014