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On 10 December 2003, the Australian and New Zealand Governments signed an agreement to establish a joint regulatory scheme for therapeutic products.

Negotiations between the countries were suspended in July 2007. From 2003 to 2007 an Australia New Zealand Therapeutic Authority website provided information on the proposed scheme. This site has been archived and is available from the ANZTPA website archive.

When viewing archived pages via the historical consultations website, please be aware that the information is provided to assist research - it may contain references to activities or policies that are no longer current. Refer to the disclaimer below.

The existing Treaty between Australia and New Zealand allowed both countries to resume negotiations at any time and work has recommenced on a joint regulatory scheme.


The content in the ANZTPA archive is providedĀ as a public record of documents relating to the ANZTPA project.

The material in the ANZTPA archive has been superseded, or served a purpose at a particular time. It may contain references to activities or documents (such as regulatory guidelines) that have no current application.

Content in the archive may link to web pages that have moved or no longer exist, or may refer to other documents that are no longer available. Links to external websites do not constitute an endorsement or a recommendation of material on those sites or of any products or services offered by, from or through those sites.

The Therapeutic Goods Administration and Medsafe do not guarantee, and accept no legal liability for, the accuracy, reliability, currency or completeness of any material contained on linked websites.

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