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Permit assessment time frames for laboratory products
Effective from 22 September 2021
The department would like to provide an update on turnaround times for permit applications to import animal/human derived products that will be used in a laboratory.
As of 20 September 2021, the department is commencing assessment on most applications within ten weeks of submission.
While every effort will be made to complete the assessment of your application as quickly as possible, the time it takes for the department to assess your application may vary due to:
To help avoid unnecessary delays, we ask that permit applicants do the following:
High priority permit applications & exceptional circumstances
The department is willing to work with permit applicants who have made a good effort to apply early. If you believe you have a high priority permit application, please let us know the reason or exceptional circumstance and whether you would like the department to consider:
Who does this alert affect:
Importers and users of animal/human derived products for laboratory use.
If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1800 900 090 (prompt 1, prompt 1).
This Alert applies to the following Cases: