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The BVL updates the information for applicants at regular intervals. The most important news and changes are presented as a chronological overview. More: Latest News …

Contact

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All applications are to be sent to BVL, Abteilung 2 Pflanzenschutzmittel. More: Contact …

Electronic application

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Applications for the authorisation of a plant protection product and applications for setting or MRLs can be placed electronically. For that purpose, a registration at the BVL is necessary. More: Electronic application …

Authorisation procedure

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For plant protection products, an authorisation is compulsory. Applications are to be sent to the BVL. More: Authorisation procedure for plant protection products …

Approvals for trial purposes

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Plant protection products must be approved/notified before they are imported, placed on the market and used for research and development purposes. The BVL is the competent authority. More: Approvals for trial purposes …

MRL procedure

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Without a maximum residue limit, authorisation of a plant protection product is not possible. Applications to set, change or delete maximum residue limits are to be sent to the BVL More: MRL procedure …

Parallel trade

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Plant protection products which are authorised in a Member State of the EU or the EEA, and which are identical with a product authorised in Germany, may be placed on the market as "parallel imports" without an authorisation. However, the importer must have an approval for parallel trade granted by the BVL before the import takes place. More: Parallel trade permits …

Guidance for notifiers: EU review of active substances

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The BVL coordinates the EU review of active substances in Germany and is the contact point for notifiers. More: EU Review of active substances …

Approval of basic substances

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Active substances that are not predominantly used for plant protection purposes but nevertheless are useful in plant protection are subject to a simplified approval procedure in the EU. More: Approval of basic substances …

Notification of sales and exports of plant protection products

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Manufacturers and distributors of plant protection products are required to report domestic sales and export amounts to the BVL. The BVL provides forms and explanations for this purpose. More: Notification of sales and export …

Notification procedure for plant strengtheners

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Plant strengtheners are a separate category in plant protection law. They may only be offered for sale after the person who places the plant strengthener on the market has notified this to the BVL. More: Notification procedure for plant strengtheners …

Approval procedure for adjuvants

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Adjuvants are added to plant protection products e.g. to improve wetting of the leaf surface or to reduce foaming. Adjuvants are approved by the BVL for a period of 10 years. More: Approval procedure for adjuvants …

Legal framework

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The placing on the market of plant protection products is harmonised in the EU by Regulation (EC) No 11007/2009. Plant protection products, plant strengtheners and adjuvants are regulated nationally by the Plant Protection Law and various Ordinances. More: Legal Framework …

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