Agvet chemicals regulation review report released

A report on the state of regulation for agvet chemicals in Australia has been released.

Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management David Littleproud said that the report was the culmination of a long-held push to cut red tape.

“The independent panel in charge of this review have looked at the way regulation operates across Australia,” Minister Littleproud said.

“They aimed to strengthen protections for the health and safety of humans, animals and the environment, while improving access to new chemical products.

“They consulted with 266 stakeholder groups and received 172 written submissions across two rounds of consultation.

“The point of this review was to highlight areas in the regulatory framework that were bogging the industry down.

“As a government, we are committed to reducing the costs of complying with regulation by at least $1 billion per year.

“Regulation is a necessary part of ensuring that products are safe, effective and do not pose risks to trade, but it is also necessary that regulation is well-designed and well-operating.

“I want to thank the independent panel for their hard work in delivering this report and its recommendations.

“The next step for my department is to work with other relevant Commonwealth departments and state and territory governments towards developing an Australian government response.”

agvet chemical review 2021

·         The panel overseeing the independent review of the agvet chemical regulatory framework have made 58 recommendations.

·         The review panel recommendations cover the whole of the agvet regulatory framework including registration, licensing, control of use, labelling. governance and stakeholder engagement.

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