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Important Regulatory Information for Hydroponic Retailers

9 February 2010

The APVMA has become aware that some companies within the hydroponics industry are unsure of their legal obligations relating to the supply of products that meet the definition of an agricultural chemical product.

Unless otherwise exempted, any product that meets the definition of an agricultural chemical product as detailed in the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code 1994 (external site) requires registration, and the supply of unregistered products constitutes an offence.

To assist industry the APVMA has prepared a Compliance Advice Notice for hydroponic retailers (PDF, 66kb). This notice details the relevant facts for the industry in relation to potentially registrable products.

After reading the Compliance Advice Notice, further questions can be directed to APVMA Compliance Staff via compliance@apvma.gov.au or 1300 700 315.

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