Media information

Communication team

Media and NGO representatives can contact the Communications Department: +31 317 471 810 ( +31 6 468 666 26 for urgent press questions outside office hours).

Independent authority

The Board for the Authorisation of Plant Protection Products and Biocides the Ctgb is a rate-controlled independent authority (ZBO in Dutch). Our independent position is enshrined in law: the Plant Protection Products and Biocidal Products Act and the Framework Act Semi-autonomous Agencies. The Ctgb secretariat assesses the applications for authorisation on which the Board decides on the authorisation of a product without direct political influence on individual decisions.

Facts and figures

  • Number of staff: 142 fte
  • Budget: €18 million
  • Authorised plant protection products in the Netherlands: 875
  • Authorised biocidal products in the Netherlands: 1,425

All Dutch authorised plant protection products and biocidal product (included decisions and assessment reports) are published in our Pesticides database. See also our Annual Report.

News, RSS feed, Topics

The latest decisions made by the Board are monthly published in the menu News. Or subscribe for our RSS feed.


See for background information our dossiers in Topics.