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.
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.
Exemption from registering an agricultural chemical
Certain product types or groups are exempt from registration, subject to conditions in the ACVM Regulations.
Approval for agricultural chemical in special circumstances
This allows agricultural chemicals to be used under strict conditions without registration or provisional registration.
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:
- importing agricultural chemicals
- manufacturing agricultural chemicals
- selling agricultural chemicals
- using agricultural chemicals