Different fees apply to pesticides and biocides. For example, if you apply to have a pesticide authorised, you must pay a fee for the authorisation process. You must also pay an annual fee based on the volume of your sales. Here is an overview of the different fees applying to pesticides and biocides.
If you want an application for authorisation to be processed by the Swedish Chemicals Agency, you must pay a fee for this. This applies if you are to
- apply for authorisation of a new product
- apply for renewed authorisation
- make changes to an authorisation
- apply for a parallel trade permit
- apply for extended product authorisation for a minor area of use
- apply for exemption in order to use or sell a pesticide.
Once your application has been received by the Swedish Chemicals Agency, you will receive confirmation of this together with advice on which fee you should pay and how you should pay us. You do not pay the fee until after you have received the confirmation letter or invoice. As a rule we only start processing your application once we know that you have paid the correct fee.
If you are applying for a new or renewed approval of an active substance in accordance with the Plant Protection Products Regulation, and the Swedish Chemicals Agency is the designated evaluating authority within the EU, you must pay us a fee in order to have your supporting documents evaluated.
Contact the Swedish Chemicals Agency before you submit such an application.
If you are applying to have your substance or another product type evaluated in order to be granted approval, you must send the application to ECHA. If the Swedish Chemicals Agency has been designated by ECHA to carry out the evaluation, you must pay us a fee.
Contact the Swedish Chemicals Agency before you submit such an application to ECHA.
Certain types of applications require you to pay a fee to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). This applies, for example, to applications for the evaluation of an active substance in a biocidal product. The fees and the types of applications to which they apply are listed in the Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 564/2013.
If you have had a pesticide authorised, you or the person representing you (a so-called permanent representative) must pay an annual fee to cover the duration of the period of authorisation. An annual fee shall also be paid if you have received a parallel trade permit for a plant protection product or a biocidal product. The annual fee shall be paid as of the calendar year following the year when the product was authorised and no later than the end of the calendar year during which the authorisation applies.
Fee based on sales value
At the start of the year the Swedish Chemicals Agency sends out a request to companies to report the value of their sales of pesticides during the previous year. Details about the sales value of chemical and biological plant protection products and biocidal products and details about the same for biocidal products are to be reported separately. The information reported to us serves as the basis for the annual fee that we decide on. A decision on the annual fee is sent out to you together with an invoice. The annual fee is payable no later than 31 May.
The pesticide fee is coordinated with the chemical charge for the Products Register
As of 2014 the processing of the annual fee for pesticides has been coordinated with the chemical charge for the Products Register. This means that the information reported also includes that which is to be submitted to the Products Register.
The chemical charge is the fee paid by companies for reporting their chemical products to the Products Register. However, a company should not pay both an annual fee for pesticides and a chemical charge to the Products Register for one and the same product.
Regulations for application fees and annual fees for pesticides can be found in the Pesticide Fees Ordinance (2013:63). There are also regulations governing raised annual fees as of 2014 and details of fees for the evaluation of active substances in plant protection products and biocidal products.