National Farmers' Federation

Off-label Use Harmonisation Proposal

Off-label use currently differs dramatically between jurisdictions, putting farmers operating in states and territories that have strict off-label use regulations at a competitive disadvantage. It is critical that any harmonisation of off-label use is comprehensive and the mechanisms to implement, manage and monitor compliance is also harmonised. The NFF agrees that off-label harmonisation would assist in compliance costs, reduce confusion and provide confidence with our international markets. We do not, however, support the proposed approach outlined in the discussion paper, particularly in relation to the proposed approaches for consistency in agricultural off-label uses.

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