Performance statistics July–September 2016: Part 2 – applications for products, actives and permits

During this quarter the APVMA:

  • finalised 44 applications for pre-application assistance
  • received 564 new product, active and permit applications for preliminary assessment
  • commenced assessment/evaluation of 665 product, active and permit applications
  • finalised 595 product, active and permit applications
  • overall timeframe performance was 77 per cent for product, active and permit applications types with:
    • 82 per cent of applications for pesticides completed in timeframe
    • 84 per cent of applications for veterinary medicines completed in timeframe
    • 68 per cent of applications for actives completed in timeframe
    • 69 per cent of applications for permits completed in timeframe
  • 79 per cent of the 1266 applications in progress are within timeframe
  • 64 per cent of applications requiring major assessment for pesticides were completed within timeframe
  • 68 per cent of applications requiring major assessment for veterinary medicines were completed within timeframe
  • 95 per cent of non-technical applications for pesticides were completed within timeframe
  • 99 per cent of non-technical applications for veterinary medicines were completed within timeframe
  • average decision time remained steady.

Explanatory comments

  • Overall timeframe results were positively influenced this quarter by:
    • recruitment
    • reducing administrative burden by implementing better internal applications management software
    • improvements to work processes.
  • Work-in-progress rose in this quarter as a result of:
    • higher than average commencements
    • an increase in the number of applications as part of the vet actives project.
  • Unscheduled and scheduled leave is lower than for the same quarter last year and did not negatively impact performance this quarter.

Summary of workload and performance statistics: July–September 2016

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Applications processed July–September 2016

Application type Commenced Finalised In progress In progress, still within timeframe 2015–16 in timeframe Finalised within timeframe
Product registration—pesticides 263 177 496 79% 57% 82%
Product registration—veterinary medicines 132 154 299 77% 80% 84%
Actives 164 129 320 90% 70% 68%
Permits 106 135 151 72% 70% 69%
Total 665 595 1266 79% 68% 77%

Detailed information

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