Get a veterinary medicine authorised

If you want to import, make, sell, or use any veterinary medicine 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.

There are 4 types of authorisation for veterinary medicines:

Registration of veterinary medicine

This authorises a specific trade name product. This type of authorisation applies to most veterinary medicines.

Register a veterinary medicine

Provisional registration of veterinary medicine 

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.

Get provisional registration of a veterinary medicine 

Exemption from veterinary medicine registration 

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

Veterinary medicines exempt from registration 

Approval for veterinary medicine in special circumstances 

This allows veterinary medicines to be used under strict conditions without registration or provisional registration.

Get approval for veterinary medicine in special circumstances 

Conditions of veterinary medicine authorisation

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

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