Labelling guide

Agcarm offers a useful guide to preparing labels for animal health and crop protection products.

The labelling guide was written by Agcarm in consultation with its members to provide best practice guidance on writing labels.  It meets the requirements of the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms (HSNO) Act 1996 and the Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines (ACVM) Act 1997.

The guide is approved by the Environmental Protection Authority as a Code of Practice.

A code of practice will tell you how to meet the HSNO Act regulations and controls in a way that is legally defensible.

The guide also includes advice on meeting the labelling requirements of the ACVM Act.

A second edition was released in 2012 based on experience gained by Agcarm members and on changes since the publication of the first edition.

The label guide is free for Agcarm members.

Purchasing the guide for non-members

The guide costs NZ$ 900 plus GST (NZ$ 1,035) for non-members.

If you write labels and register products, this is money well spent.

To order a copy of the guide, make payment as below and email with your contact details including name and address.

On receipt of your payment, your copy will be posted to you.


Send cheque to:

Agcarm Labelling Guide
PO Box 5069
Wellington 6145
New Zealand

Online banking

Pay directly to Agcarm’s bank account:

Westpac account number 03 0584 0197563 00.
Include your name and use ‘label guide’ in the reference details.