ACE interactive tool and process map

1 July 2016

The Annual Charge Exemption (ACE) scheme is replacing the previous low value turnover (LVT) scheme for products on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG) requiring an exemption of annual charges. The ACE scheme is a self-declaration scheme where sponsors must declare a $0 turnover for that financial year for their ARTG entry. Once an ARTG entry commences turnover, it will incur an annual charge. Sponsors can apply for a waiver of the annual charge in some instances.

Use this interactive tool to find out whether your product qualifies for an annual charge exemption under the ACE scheme.

To find out more about the ACE scheme, see the Annual charge exemption scheme: Questions and answers.

This tool is for entries added to the ARTG after the 2014-15 financial year. Sponsors with entries which were registered before that time and which pre-qualify for ACE will be contacted directly by the TGA.

 

  1. 1
    Has the entry had any turnover during the financial year?

  2. 2
    You must make a $0 turnover declaration to the TGA between 1-22 July of each financial year.
    Did you make a $0 turnover declaration by 22 July?

  3. 3
    If you missed the declaration deadline you can make a 'late declaration' to the TGA by 15 September each financial year.
    Did you make a 'late declaration'?

  4. 4
    Have you provided:
    • Reason for late application
    • Declaration(s) of $0 turnover
    • the application fee?

  5. 5
    Did you a provide notification of turnover during the financial year in which the entry first had turnover?

  6. 6

    Key dates

    Your entry qualifies for ACE, so there are some dates you should know:

    • Notify the TGA of turnover: Anytime
    • Declaration of no turnover: Annually between 1-22 July of each financial year

    Note: If an ACE entry begins generating turnover you should notify the TGA as soon as possible. It would then no longer qualify for ACE. In this case annual charges become due:
    • On the first day of the first month, following notification of turnover; or
    • Annually by 15 September

    Find out more about annual charges using the pathways below:

  7. 7

    Key dates

    Annual charges apply to your entry. Below are some key dates to keep in mind:

    • Payment of annual charges: Annually by 15 September

    Use the annual charges pathways below to find out more.

  8. 8

    Key dates

    Annual charges apply to your entry. Below are some key dates to keep in mind:

    • Initial annual charges payment: due on the last day of the month following the month of notification, then
    • Ongoing payment of annual charges:
      Annually by 15 September

    Use the annual charges pathways below to find out more.

  9. 9

    Key dates

    Annual charges apply to your entry. Below are some key dates to keep in mind:

    • Initial annual charges payment: On a date specified in the written notice provided by the delegate
    • Ongoing payment of annual charges: Annually by 15 September

    Use the annual charges pathways below to find out more.