What manufacturing includes
Manufacturing (under the Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines (ACVM) Act) includes any of the following steps in production of VTAs:
- 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. This includes manufacturing specifications.
Manufacturing for export
There are no ACVM requirements for export-only VTAs.
Despite this, you must keep VTAs for export separate from products registered for New Zealand use – their requirements are different.
If you want to export VTAs, you may need to meet certification requirements for the importing country.