If you have a plant protection product that is already authorised in Sweden, you might be interested in applying for renewal of a product authorisation, changes to a product authorisation, a parallel trade permit or revocation of a product authorisation. It is also possible to apply for a UPMA or a parallel trade permit.
The Pesticides Register allows you to find information on all plant protection products which are or have been approved for use and release on the market in Sweden. If the product is not in the Register, this might be because it has never been approved in Sweden.
Renewing a product authorisation
Product authorisation for a plant protection product is limited in time and the authorisation of the product is depending on the approval of the active substance in the EU. You must therefore apply for the renewal of your product authorisation before it expires so you can continue to have your product on the Swedish market. The application must be made within three months after the renewed approval of the active substance, but already before your application it is important to make a pre-notification and to have a dialogue with the evaluating member state.
Amendment of a product authorisation
If you need to amend the product authorisation of your plant protection product, you must apply for an amendment of the product authorisation. One example of such amendments could be the addition or removal of an area of use.
Withdrawal of a product authorisation
If you want to withdraw your product authorisation, you must apply to do so. In the application, you must state the reasons why you are requesting the product authorisation to be withdrawn.
Extension of a product authorisation for minor uses (UPMA)
It is possible to apply for an extension of a product authorisation for one or several minor uses not already covered by the product authorisation. Such an extension is termed UPMA, which stands for the extension of a product authorisation for minor use.
A minor use of a plant protection product is a use that is limited in nature. It could be crops that are grown on a small scale with a small total cultivated area. It could also be crops that are grown on a large scale with a large total cultivated area but with a plant protection problem that seldom occurs or only affects a very limited part of the cultivation.
You can apply for UPMA if you are or if you represent
- the person holding the product authorisation
- an official or scientific body in the field of agriculture
- an agricultural organisation
- a professional user.
When a UPMA is granted, it can then be intended for anyone using the plant protection product.