Feb. 21, 2017
Two 20,000 kilogram containers of glyphosate
and trifluralin were detected and detained in Melbourne late last year for failing to meet their Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) registered particulars, which meant they were unregistered under Agvet law.
Extensive discussions with the importer and overseas manufacturing companies—conducted over a four week period—confirmed the APVMA’s concerns.
The chemical products were returned to the source country in mid-December 2016 at the Australian importer’s expense.
All holders of agricultural chemical product registrations are reminded to make sure the chemicals that they are importing and supplying comply with their APVMA registered particulars and conditions of registration. Registered chemical products must be manufactured in accordance with the formulation details that the APVMA has on record. Chemical products must be manufactured at the site of manufacture that is detailed on the APVMA Register for the product.