Biosecurity assessments for ACVM imports

Information about how to apply for an Agricultural Compound and Veterinary Medicines (ACVM) biosecurity assessment.

Biosecurity assessments for ACVM imports

We will assess your product for biosecurity risks whenever you:

  • register a new Agricultural Compound and Veterinary Medicines (ACVM) product
  • apply for a class determination
  • apply for special circumstances approval, provisional registration, or research approval under the ACVM Act 1997. 

The ACVM biosecurity assessment process is managed by the animal imports team. Assessments are required for all products containing imported ingredients from:

  • animals
  • plants
  • microbiological sources.

How to apply

To request a biosecurity assessment for an ACVM product, you must complete the Biosecurity summary of information provided form. We need all relevant information for us to make the assessment.

Download the Biosecurity summary of information provided form [DOC, 1.4 MB]

Download the Biosecurity approval of imported ACVMs guideline [PDF, 229 KB]

Renewing an ACVM biosecurity approval

When your ACVM product registration is due to be renewed, we will need to make sure it still poses no biosecurity risks. Many things can change between an ACVM registration being approved and it coming up for renewal:

  • production systems
  • suppliers
  • ingredients
  • manufacturing processes.

A change in any of these might change the biosecurity risks.

How to renew your approval

To apply to renew an ACVM biosecurity approval, follow the instructions in the ACVM renewal of registration (ACVM 1R) form.

Find out more

Who to contact

If you have any questions about importing biological animal or plant products, email animal.imports@mpi.govt.nz

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