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Draft ACVM Requirements and Guidance for Agricultural Chemical Registration

Update – 13 Novemebr 2023

Consultation extended

Consultation has been extended by 2 weeks. The submission will now be closed at 5pm on 8 December 2023.

Have your say

New Zealand Food Safety is inviting public comment on the proposed revision of the ACVM Registration Information Requirements for Agricultural Chemicals in New Zealand.

The ACVM Registration Information Requirements for Agricultural Chemicals is being split into high level Information Requirements and a supporting guidance document to provide more information about how the requirements can be met. The proposed draft documents include clarification of the efficacy and crop safety position when no maximum residue limit (MRL) applies, and more detail in a number of sections since the Registration Information Requirements for Agricultural Chemicals were last published in April 2011.  

Submissions close at 5pm on 8 December 2023.

Consultation documents

ACVM Requirement: Registration Information Requirements for Agricultural Chemicals [PDF, 325 KB]

ACVM Guidance: Agricultural Chemical Registration [PDF, 512 KB]

Related document

ACVM Registration Information Requirements for Agricultural Chemicals in New Zealand [PDF, 90 KB]

Background information

The ACVM Registration Information Requirements for Agricultural Chemicals is being split into high level Information Requirements and a supporting Guidance document to provide more information about how the requirements can be met. A number of changes are included in the new documents with the aim of clarifying specific information required during product registration.

Making a submission

Send us your feedback by 5pm on 8 December 2023.

Email your submission to ACVM.Consultation@mpi.govt.nz

While we prefer email, you can send your submission by post to:

ACVM Consultation

New Zealand Food Safety
Ministry for Primary Industries
PO Box 2526
Wellington 6140
New Zealand.

What to include

We'd like your feedback on the following questions:

  • Do you support or oppose any of the proposed updates included in the draft ACVM Requirement: Registration Information Requirements for Agricultural Chemicals, and the supporting Guidance Document: Agricultural Chemical Registration? For each update you have commented on, let us know why you support or oppose.
  • On balance, do you support or oppose the draft ACVM Requirement: Registration Information Requirements for Agricultural Chemicals, and the supporting Guidance Document: Agricultural Chemical Registration?

Make sure you include in your submission:

  • the title of the consultation document in the subject line of your email
  • your name and title (if applicable)
  • your organisation's name (if applicable)
  • your contact details (for example, phone number, address, and email)
  • the answers to the questions posed.

Submissions are public information

Note that all, part, or a summary of your submission may be published on this website. Most often this happens when we issue a document that reviews the submissions received.

People can also ask for copies of submissions under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA). The OIA says we must make the content of submissions available unless we have good reason for withholding it. Those reasons are detailed in sections 6 and 9 of the OIA.

If you think there are grounds to withhold specific information from publication, make this clear in your submission or contact us. Reasons may include that it discloses commercially sensitive or personal information. However, any decision MPI makes to withhold details can be reviewed by the Ombudsman, who may direct us to release it.

Official Information Act 1982 – NZ Legislation