Parallel trade permit

The rules for parallel trade stipulate that the import of a consignment of plant protection products, for example from Germany into the Netherlands, is possible only if a product is already on the market in Netherlands which has an identical composition to the authorised product from Germany.

The objective of granting parallel trade permits is to promote the free movement and availability of goods in the Member States. The free circulation of PPPs 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 or the environment.


For renewal of parallel trade permits some relevant information can be found under 'Product renewals (NL=zRMS and NL=CMS / Instructions for submission'.