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Rules for Plant Protection Products

The purpose of the Plant Protection Product Regulation is to ensure a high level of protection of both human and animal health and the environment and at the same time to improve the functioning of the internal market through the harmonisation of the rules on the placing on the market of plant protection products, while improving agricultural production.

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Plant Protection Products Regulation

Consolidated text

Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market. 
(last consolidated on 28 August 2017).

Amendments and corrections

There are no amendments or corrections that are not included in the  consolidated text of the directive.

All amendments and corrections to  Directive 2004/42/EC are accessible in EUR-Lex.

Basic directive

Directive 1107/2009/EC of 21 October 2009.

EU Regulations based on the Plant Protection Products Regulation

Labelling requirements

Commission Regulation (EU) No 547/2011 implementing Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards labelling requirements for plant protection products. (Last consolidated 1 July 2013).

Uniform principles for evaluation and authorisation

Commission Regulation (EU) No 546/2011 implementing Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards uniform principles for evaluation and authorisation of plant protection products. (11 June 2011).

Data requirements – plant protection products

Commission Regulation (EU) No 545/2011 implementing Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council for plant protection products data requirements. (11 June 2011).

Commission Regulation (EU) No 284/2013 as regards the data requirements for plant protection products, in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market. (Last consolidated 17 September 2015).

Commission Communication in the framework of the implementation of Commission Regulation (EU) No 284/2013 setting out the data requirements for plant protection products, in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market.

Data requirements – active substances

Commission Regulation (EU) No 544/2011 implementing Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council for active substance data requirements. (11 June 2011).

Commission Regulation (EU) No 283/2013 setting out the data requirements for plant protection products, in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market. (Last consolidated 17 November 2014).

Commission Communication in the framework of the implementation of Commission Regulation (EU) No283/2013 setting out the data requirements for active substances, in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market.

List of approved active substances

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 540/2011 implementing Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the list of approved active substances (Last consolidated 22 March 2018).

All amendments of the Regulation (EU) No 540/2011 can be found in EUR-Lex.

Candidates for substitution

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/408 on implementing Article 80.7 of Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council and establishing a list of candidates for substitution (Last consolidated 4 December 2017). 

Other EU-regulations on Plant Protection Products

Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council on maximum levels of pesticides in or on food and feed of plant or animal origin (Last consolidated 3 November 2017)

Regulation (EC) No 1185/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning statistics on pesticides. (Last consolidated 9 March 2017)

Swedish legislation

Pesticides Ordinance (2014:425). 

Ordinance (2013:63) on Pesticide Fees.

Pesticides Containing Nematodes, Insects or Arachnids Ordinance (2016:402), in Swedish.

Plant Protection Products Containing Nematodes, Insects or Arachnids Ordinance (2006:1010).
Repealed but still applicable for products authorised before 1 of July, 2016.

The Swedish Chemicals Agency’s Pesticides Regulations (KIFS 2008:3).