Authorisation plant protection products

Published 16.03.2021     Modified 27.04.2021

Plant protection products are chemical or biological substances used to protect plants and plant products against fungi, pests and competing plants. A plant protection product contains one or more active substances in addition to other ingredients such as co-formulants.

Before you can sell a plant protection product on the Norwegian market it has to be assessed and approved by the Norwegian Food Safety Authority (Mattilsynet). We will assess possible risks for the environment and our health, and also whether the product is effective for the applied use. The plant protection product must comply with the criteria for health and environment specified in uniform principles.

In Norway, plant protection products are regulated by the Norwegian regulation with the implemented European Parliament and Council Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009.

Are you going to apply for authorisation of a plant protection product?

Read more about different application types and how to apply.

You will also find more information on withdrawal of an approval and grace periods.

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