Under the Agvet Code, all active ingredients require a unique approval number. The Australian Pesticide and Veterinary Medicine Authority (APVMA) is currently undertaking anadministrative exerciseto assign existing vet actives an approval number and to update the APVMA chemicals database to reflect this. The APVMA can issue an approval number in the meantime, should one be required for a variation application. This process is expected to be completed by the end of January 2016. Additional information, including advice on new and existing applications forvariations made through section 161 notificationsand thetypes of changesthat need to be submitted to the APVMA, is available on the website.
APVMA Regulatory Update, 24 September 2015 ;http://www.apvma.gov.au ;