Parallel trade authorisation

A authorisation for paralleltrade is an authorisation to import a product from a EU member state to put it on the Dutch market. The product is identical (as mentioned in Sanco guideline 10524/2012) to a product already authorised in the Netherlands. With this authorisation the imported product can be sold and used in the Netherlands.

The objective of granting parallel trade authorisations is to promote the free movement and availability of goods in the Member States. The free circulation of plant protection products within the EU must be facilitated without posing any unnecessary barriers but at the same time safeguarding that the provisions in place do not pose any risk for human health, animals and/or the environment.


Applications for a parallel authorisation under transitional legislation can be submitted up to 90 days before the date of re-registration of the original authorisation.