Getting a veterinary medicine authorised
If you want to import, manufacture, sell, or use a veterinary medicine in New Zealand, it must be authorised. Find out about the different types of authorisation.
Authorisation for veterinary medicines
If you want to import, manufacture, sell, or use a veterinary medicine in New Zealand, it must be authorised under the ACVM Act and Regulations.
There are 4 types of authorisation for veterinary medicines:
This authorises a specific trade name product. This type of authorisation applies to most veterinary medicines.
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 registration
Certain product types or groups are exempted from registration, subject to conditions in the ACVM Regulations.
Approval in special circumstances
This allows veterinary medicines to be used under strict conditions without registration or provisional registration.
Conditions of 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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