Get a veterinary medicine authorised
If you want to import, make, sell, or use a veterinary medicine in New Zealand, you must make sure it's authorised under the Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines Act 1997. Find out about the different types of authorisation.
Types of authorisation
There are 4 types of authorisation for veterinary medicines under the Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines (ACVM) Act 1997. All have conditions of authorisation.
Registration of veterinary medicine
Registration authorises a specific trade name product for import, manufacture, sale, and use in New Zealand.
Provisional registration of veterinary medicine
Provisional registration lets you do trial work in New Zealand with a product that fits the definition of a trade name product. It can be used to help you decide if you should register the product in New Zealand , or allow you to perform trials to support registration of the product in another country.
Exemption from veterinary medicine registration
Certain product types or groups are exempted from registration, subject to conditions in the ACVM regulations.
Authorisation of veterinary medicine under special circumstances
This allows veterinary medicines to be used under strict conditions without registration or provisional registration. Approval to do trial work on a product that does not fit the definition of a trade name product would be done as an authorisation under special circumstances.
Conditions of veterinary medicine authorisation
When your veterinary medicine has been authorised, you must comply with any conditions on that authorisation. These conditions may affect some activities when:
Who to contact
If you have questions about veterinary medicines, email firstname.lastname@example.org