Plant protection products; application for authorisation for additives

As a manufacturer, you must have new additives in plant protection products tested and approved by the Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety.

Description

Prerequisites

Additives must not have any harmful effects, in particular on human and animal health, groundwater and the natural balance.

Procedure

You must submit an application to the BVL. Proceed as follows:

  • Open the BVL website and download the "Application for the authorisation of an additive according to § 42 PflSchG". Please note the instructions for completing the application form.
  • Complete the application on the computer, print it out, sign it and send it to the BVL by post or e-mail.
  • The BVL will check your application.
  • You will receive an approval or rejection by post

Deadlines

You do not have to meet any deadlines for approval.
Approval is granted for a period of 10 years.

Processing time

As a rule, it takes 4 months until you receive a notice of approval from the BVL.

Required documents

  • Required Documents

    You must submit the following documents:

    • Formulation of the additive (Appendix 1).
    • Intended use, intended area of application and intended crops, application rate (Appendix 2)
    • Safety data sheets of the additives used
    • safety data sheets of the additive
    • draft directions for use
    • any further studies required, for example, for use with insecticides, toxicological studies cited in the safety data sheet of the additive.

Forms

  • Form, Bavaria-wide: Antrag auf Genehmigung eines Zusatzstoffes gemäß § 42 PflSchG (PDF)
    Please note

    This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.

  • Form, Bavaria-wide: Antrag auf Genehmigung eines Zusatzstoffes gemäß § 42 PflSchG (DOC)
    Please note

    This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.

Fees

  • The permit will cost you between 1,500 and 6,200 EUR.

Remedy

  • Appeal
    Detailed information on how to file an appeal can be found in the decision on your application.
  • Administrative court action

Status:03.09.2022

Responsible for editing:Bundesministerium für Ernährung und Landwirtschaft

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