The Asia Pacific Association for Regulatory Science (APARS) scope is to enrich and enable the professional lives of people involved in the regulation of agricultural innovations, through new ideas, educational opportunities, and peer-group activities. APARS will provide opportunities for regulatory professionals to participate in improving the quality of agricultural regulation (viz, effective control of risk, reduced transaction costs, production improvement, industry and technical development, and improved competitiveness).
Membership is annual. Membership fees will be based on cost recovery, ratified by >50% of the members. Membership is open to any person or entity involved in the development, regulation, or application of agvet chemicals and technologies, and to any person involved in regulatory policies or processes.
APARS activities will be determined from time to time, after consultation with members and may include:
The first Regulation of Agvet Chemicals and Technologies (RACT) conference was held in 2020. The RACT Committee is pleased to announce that the conference will be returning in 2023 for further collaboration, innovation and education across the sector, with the next conference scheduled for 6-9 February 2023.