Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines (Exemptions and Prohibited Substances) Amendment Regulations 2022

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Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines (Exemptions and Prohibited Substances) Amendment Regulations 2022

Cindy Kiro, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 13th day of June 2022

Present:
Her Excellency the Governor-General in Council

These regulations are made under section 75 of the Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines Act 1997

(a)

on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council; and

(b)

on the recommendation of the Minister for Food Safety made in accordance with that section and after having complied with section 78 of that Act.

Regulations

1 Title

These regulations are the Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines (Exemptions and Prohibited Substances) Amendment Regulations 2022.

2 Commencement

(1)

Regulations 5 and 6(2) come into force on 17 July 2024.

(2)

The rest of these regulations come into force on 18 July 2022.

4 Regulation 3 amended (Interpretation)

In regulation 3, insert in its appropriate alphabetical order:

inhibitor substance means a substance declared to be an agricultural compound by the Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines (Inhibitor Substances) Order 2022

5 Regulation 5 amended (Agricultural compounds exempt from registration if conditions complied with)

After regulation 5(3)(c), insert:

(d)

inhibitor substance.

6 Schedule 2 amended

(1)

In Schedule 2, after item 8, insert:

8A

Inhibitor substances

The exemption applies to an inhibitor substance for sale in New Zealand on 18 July 2022, unless the inhibitor substance is registered as a trade name product under the Act

(2)

In Schedule 2, revoke item 8A.

Michael Webster,
Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.

These regulations, which come into force on 18 July 2022 (other than regulations 5 and 6(2)), amend the Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines (Exemptions and Prohibited Substances) Regulations 2011. These amendment regulations permit inhibitor substances in use on the commencement date to be imported, manufactured, sold, or used as an agricultural compound without registration under section 21 or 27 of the Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines Act 1997 (the Act) for a transitional period of 2 years starting on the commencement date.

On 18 July 2022, the Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines (Inhibitor Substances) Order 2022 also comes into effect. That order declares certain substances to be agricultural compounds for the purposes of the Act. At the end of the 2-year transitional period provided by these amendment regulations, those substances may only be imported, manufactured, sold, or used if they are registered trade name products under the Act.

Regulatory impact statement

The Ministry for Primary Industries produced a regulatory impact statement on 15 July 2020 to help inform the decisions taken by the Government relating to the contents of this instrument.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2019.

Date of notification in Gazette: 16 June 2022.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry for Primary Industries.