When an authorisation for a plant protection product has expired, the product can be sold, stored or used in accordance with general grace periods. The general periods apply if the Swedish Chemicals Agency has not made a specific decision about grace periods.
When an authorisation for a plant protection product expires the Swedish Chemicals Agency may decide on grace periods for phasing-out. The general grace periods can be found in chapter 2, 8§ of the Swedish Chemical Agency’s Pesticides Regulations (KIFS 2008:3). The general grace periods are six months for sales and distribution and 18 months for storing, using and disposing of existing stocks.
The Swedish Chemicals Agency also decides on grace periods for individual products. The grace periods decided for individual products are published in Appendix 3 of KIFS 2008:3. The Appendix 3 states the time-limits for sale, distribution, storage, use and disposal of the product concerned.
The decision of grace periods for an individual product apply directly for the authorisation holder. Until the time-limits for individual products has been published in Appendix 3 of KIFS 2008:3 the general grace periods apply for retailers and users.
If a product has been given a new registration number due to an amendment of the authorisation, the grace periods apply for the products labelled with the old registration number.
You can find the published grace periods decided for individual plant protection products in Appendix 3 of KIFS 2008:3.
You can also find the time-limits for the phasing-out periods in our Pesticides Register.