Get a veterinary medicine authorised
If you want to import, make, sell, or use any veterinary medicine in New Zealand, you must make sure it's authorised under the Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines (ACVM) Act 1997. There are four types of authorisations, all with conditions.
There are 4 types of authorisation for veterinary medicines:
Registration of veterinary medicine
This authorises a specific trade name product. This type of authorisation applies to most veterinary medicines.
Provisional registration of veterinary medicine
This lets you do trial work in New Zealand to get information on an intended trade name product. It can be used to help you decide if you should register the product in New Zealand.
Exemption from veterinary medicine registration
Certain product types or groups are exempted from registration, subject to conditions in the ACVM Regulations.
Approval for veterinary medicine in special circumstances
This allows veterinary medicines to be used under strict conditions without registration or provisional registration.
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: