What manufacturing includes
Manufacturing (under the Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines (ACVM) Act 1997) includes any of the following steps in production of agricultural chemicals:
- getting materials
- assessing and testing (including contract laboratory testing)
- filling, packing and labelling in a container for sale
Requirements for manufacturers
Manufacturers must comply with conditions of the product's authorisation, including manufacturing specifications.
Manufacturing for export
There are no ACVM legal requirements for export-only agricultural chemicals.
You must keep agricultural chemicals for export separated from products registered for New Zealand use – their requirements are different.
If you want to export agricultural chemicals, you may need to meet certification requirements for the importing country.