Food and Agriculture Organisation - Specifications for Pesticides or Plant Protection Products - Australian Government


You may be required to comply with these specifications if you intend to manufacture or supply agricultural chemical products or veterinary chemical products. Certain veterinary chemical products must not be supplied unless they comply with the standards set out in this specification.

These international guidelines produced by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) detail new procedures for the development of pesticide specifications in a transparent manner. The specifications may be used to provide an international point of reference against which products can be judged, either for regulatory purposes or in commercial dealings.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Act(s) name

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Regulations 1995 Australian Government

Administering agency

Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority

Registration Management and Enquiries

Contact details

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General Enquiries

Registration Management and Enquiries

Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority

Operating address: 18 Wormald Street
Symonston, Australian Capital Territory 2609
Mailing address: PO BOX 6182
Kingston, Australian Capital Territory 2604
Phone: 02 6210 4701