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Proposed changes to agricultural chemical chemistry and manufacturing information requirements

Have your say

The ACVM group is seeking feedback on the information needed to register an agricultural chemical product.

Anyone applying to register an agricultural chemical product under the Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines (ACVM) Act 1997 must provide detailed information on the product's chemistry and manufacturing process. The current information requirements are being updated.

We would appreciate your feedback on our first draft guidance document for the chemistry and manufacture of agricultural chemicals. We're particularly interested in answers to these questions:

  1. Is the level of detail appropriate?
  2. Are there any areas that need more guidance?

We would also like any additional feedback.

Consultation document

Draft: Chemistry and manufacturing information for agricultural chemicals for consultation [PDF, 959 KB]

Making a submission

Submit your feedback on the consultation document by 5pm on 14 August 2020.

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 address
  • your feedback.

Let us know:

  1. whether the level of detail is appropriate
  2. whether there are areas that need more guidance
  3. any additional feedback.

Email your submission to

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

ACVM Programmes and Appraisals
Ministry for Primary Industries
PO Box 2526
Wellington 6140
New Zealand.

Submissions are public information

Note that your submission is public information. Submissions may be the subject of requests for information under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA). The OIA specifies that information is to be made available to requesters unless there are sufficient grounds for withholding it, as set out in the OIA.

Submitters may wish to indicate grounds for withholding specific information contained in their submission, such as information being commercially sensitive or they wish personal information to be withheld. MPI will take such indications into account when determining whether or not to release the information. Any decision to withhold information requested under the OIA is reviewable by the Ombudsman.