Timeslots for MRL applications available

The number of applications to set a maximum residue limit (MRL) is lower than for which assessment capacity is available. That’s why time slots for submission of MRL applications are still available in short term.

The use of a plant protection product in edible crops (food and feed), cannot be authorized without maximum residue limits (MRLs) being set for these crops. The use of plant protection products can also lead to residues in honey, which may require an increase in the MRL.  A process for establishing or raising an MRL usually takes about two years. In addition, the application process has become more complex with the introduction of the requirements of the transparency regulation.

The first steps in an MRL application process (performing the admissibility test and preparing an Evaluation Report) are provided by National authorities such as Ctgb. We have the capacity and knowledge to carry out these first two steps.

If you would like to make a reservation for a time slot for an MRL application at Ctgb, please contact account manager crop protection dr. ir. Geert-Jan Molema by e-mail.