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Review of the Registrant Component of the AERP Ag

17 December 2010

The Adverse Experience Reporting Program for Agricultural Chemicals (AERP Ag) was established in October 2003. It has 3 components:

  • ‘Voluntary’ component. This is directed towards reporting by the general public, chemical users and health workers.
  • ‘Registrant’ component. This provides an avenue for registrants to meet their reporting requirements under section 161 of the AgVet Code Act (1994).
  • ‘State agencies’ component. This encourages an exchange of relevant information between the APVMA and State control-of-use agencies.

This Report of the Review of the registrant component of AERP Ag (PDF, 366kb) | (RTF, 337kb) presents the findings of review of the ‘registrant’ component of AERP Ag. This review, which was undertaken between 2008 and 2010, was initiated to address a commitment made by the APVMA in the Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) which was prepared at the initiation of the AERP Ag. The objective of the review was to determine whether this component of the AERP Ag is effective in meeting the objectives specified when the scheme commenced.

The report has been finalised. However, its recommendations will not be implemented until after the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) considers and makes recommendations on a proposal by the Primary Industries Ministerial Council (PIMC) for national framework to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the regulation of agvet chemicals (external RTF, 269kb).


Adverse Experiences

  • To report an unintended effect from the use of registered agricultural or veterinary chemicals.

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