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 March 2019

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 we documented, an updated version of the registration manual for plant protection products  is released once a month. The updates are planned at the beginning of each month.
In this 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. The former versions of the registration manuals are made available in the “archive” of manuals.

Publication: May 2019. Previous Change: March 2019.

1. Delay of comparative assessment (art 50.3 of regulation)

Description: Applicants can request postponement of a comparative assessment under Article 50.3 of the Regulation. This Article states that the comparative assessment can be postponed if it is necessary to first acquire experience through use in practice. This postponement can be issued for a maximum of 5 years. The procedure for this is described in the manual.

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2. Low risk product application process (120 days)

Description: application process for authorisation of a product based on a low risk substance has been described in line with the Regulation. The “low risk” process is designed to take 120 days.

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3. Change of production process

Description: Production processes of active substances and f formulations (plant protection products) can be changed. A production process for a PPP can be changed by using the minor  and administrative change procedure; a change in the production process of the active substance can be applied for at the Rapporteur member state for the active substance. If this is the Netherlands; the procedure for minor or administrative changes can be used.

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4. Parallel trade permits

Description: Editorial changes have been made to make the explanation more clear. Also the waiting time for inspection (after import of the products) has been clarified.

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Application types

The registration manual guides you through the following application types:

General

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.