Registration Manual

The Registration Manual informs you about the registration proces (including application and assessment process). To find the applicable type of application, use  'How to apply?'

Changes over January 2019

As a result of the Board Regulations authorisation procedure concerning plant protection products and biocidal products Ctgb 2018 (Bestuursreglement toelatingsprocedure gewasbeschermingsmiddelen en biociden Ctgb 2018) that entered into force on 18 December 2018, the manual has been changed for the following subject:

Approval of active substances

The description of the starting point of the assessment process has been amended.

Manual parts:

Other amendments: Directions for submission

  • Multiple product names for one approval number not possible. Explanation added in manual.
  • Editorial amendments: no cover letter needed for administrative applications; description of which “third parties” may apply for a minor use, parallel trade permit or permit for trial purposes

Manual parts:

Application types

The registration manual guides you through the following application types:


Active Substance Approval

Update policy

The registration and evaluation of plant protection products and biocidal products is based on uniform principles. To take into account the developments originating from the ongoing process of European harmonisation and developments in science and technology,  the procedures for registration and the methodology for evaluation of products changes and improves continuously.

To make sure the changes are wel documented, an updated version of the registration manual for biocidal products  is released once a month. The updates are planned at the beginning of each month. The former versions of the registration manuals are made available in the “archive” of manuals. In every new release, several points are amended / added. In the overview presented on this page, you will find an explanation and a designation of the exact location in the manual for each amendment or addition.