The registration and placement of pesticides on the EU market

 

Summary of the issue

The crop protection industry is continually developing new and innovative products that deliver a range of benefits. These products must pass the official EU pesticide approval process which is primarily designed to safeguard human health and the environment.

Why it’s important

A fundamental principle lies behind the EU pesticide legislation: it is more important to protect human health, wildlife and the environment than to improve agricultural productivity. Today, before product approval is granted, more than 100 specific tests must be completed. Researching, developing and bringing a new product to market can take up to nine years and typically costs more than €200 million. 

Discover more

To further the safe and sustainable use of pesticides, ECPA supports several stewardship initiatives during the 'pre-market' phase of the product life-cycle. These industry-targeted stewardship activities primarily aim to guide and streamline standards including the submission of product dossiers and the proper labelling of products. Disover more at the 'Stewardship' section of this website.

Supporting documents

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    Agrochemical Research and Development - 2014 costs and expectations for 2019

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    Registering plant protection products in the EU (Report)

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    ECPA position on the future revision of Regulations 1107/2009 and 396/2005

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    ECPA position on the Classification of Plant Protection Products

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    ECPA position on Stereoisomers

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    ECPA position on alignment of PPP authorisation under 1107/2009 with MRLs under Regulation 396/2005

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Contact

Contact
Euros Jones
Director of Regulatory Affairs