Federal Court Decision on Registration of Generic Products

The Federal Court handeddown a judgment clarifying that the Australian Pesticide and VeterinaryMedicines Authority does not disclose Commercially Confidential Informationwhen it registers generic agricultural and veterinary (agvet) chemicals byreference to an already registered product.  The case followed a change ofpolicy in 2014 which saw a reduction in the registration of generic agvetproducts. NSW Farmers welcomes the decision of the Federal Court and encouragesthe APVMA to re-commence making regulatory decisions based on whether a genericproduct is similar or closely similar to a product with an existing registration.

Contact: Justin Crosby

Phone: 1300 794 000

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