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Regulator and Chemical Company Resolve Disputes

Date: 25 February 2009
Ref: 2009/04

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority and chemical importer and formulator, Imtrade Australia Pty Ltd, have reached an out of court settlement resolving all of the disputes between them amicably.

The parties became involved in various litigation in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal and the Federal Court following action taken by the APVMA in relation to the validity of some of Imtrade’s active constituent approvals and chemical registrations.

As a result of the settlement the parties have agreed to work together to ensure that the legislative and regulatory frameworks are fully complied with and in the expectation that the dealings between them will be efficient and fair.

The APVMA, with the cooperation and assistance of Imtrade, has satisfied itself that the Record of Approved Active Constituents for Chemical Products and the Register of Chemical Products will now contain correct information in relation to Imtrade’s registrations and approvals.

Imtrade has agreed to abide by strict registration conditions in relation to future approvals and registrations designed to monitor compliance with the relevant legislation, and has agreed to work closely with the APVMA to demonstrate compliance.

Both parties have expressed their satisfaction with the terms of settlement which ends all of the litigation between them and allows both parties to proceed within a co-operative framework going forward. 


For further information, contact:

  • APVMA - Neville Matthew Ph 02 6210 4791, Mob 0458 473370
  • Imtrade - Ross Rainbird  Ph 08 94190333   

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