Get an agricultural chemical authorised

If you want to import, make, sell, or use an agricultural chemical 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.

If you want to import, manufacture, sell, or use an agricultural chemical in New Zealand, it must be authorised under the Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines (ACVM) Act and Regulations.

There are 4 types of authorisation for agricultural chemicals.

Register an agricultural chemical

This authorises a specific trade name product. This type of authorisation applies to most agricultural chemicals.

Register an agricultural chemical

Provisionally register an agricultural chemical

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.

Apply for provisional registration of an agricultural chemical

Exemption from registering an agricultural chemical

Certain product types or groups are exempt from registration, subject to conditions in the ACVM Regulations.

Agricultural chemicals exempt from registration

Approval for agricultural chemical in special circumstances 

This allows agricultural chemicals to be used under strict conditions without registration or provisional registration.

Get approval for agricultural chemical in special circumstances 

Conditions of authorisation: agricultural chemicals

When your product has been authorised, you must comply with any conditions on that authorisation. These conditions may affect some activities when:

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