Environmental Protection Authority (EPA)
> Regulates new chemicals entering NZ.
> Approves hazardous chemicals and formulated products.
> Assesses environmental, toxicity and OHS hazards.
Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines (ACVM)
> Authorises/approves agricultural chemicals, veterinary medicines, vertebrate toxic agents.
> Approves label content
> Assesses chemistry, efficacy, residues, crop safety, target animal safety.
Active constituent assessment is required with each application (but no listing like Australia).
Before a registration can be secured, approval under the HSNO Act administered by the EPA is required. It is possible to check if an approval is already in place by undertaking a “Status of Substance” via the EPA.
The DTS team can co ordinate your product development activities and submissions to meet NZ regulatory requirements.