Types of application

We distinguish various types of applications for plant protection products.

Applications for products

A plant protection product is a product with one or more active substances. We distinguish 4 types of applications in this category:

Core assessment

Authorisation is requested directly for a European zone. The application will be assessed in its entirety by a single Member State: the zonal rapporteur. During the assessment period, the other Member States in the zone can comment on the assessment of the zonal rapporteur. Learn more about the interzonal application.

Mutual recognition

If a product has already been authorised in one EU Member State, applicants can request authorisation in other Member States by means of an application for mutual recognition.

Minor uses

The Netherlands distinguishes 4 scenarios for requesting an authorisation for minor uses.

Re-registration under transitional legislation

Some applications for re-registration of plant protection products are still being processed under the old legislation: transitional legislation.