Active substances

Published 01.06.2015     Modified 29.11.2019

Active substances are jointly assessed and approved in the EU. The Norwegian Food Safety Authority participates at the EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) expert meetings where the risk assessment of active substances is discussed. The Norwegian Food Safety Authority also participates at the Commission meetings where active substances are approved (SCoPAFF).

To ensure that active substances are assessed according to modern standards, active substances are authorised for a limited period of time and then re-assessed. Applicants are required to submit an application for re-registration no later than 3 years before the end of the approval period for an active substance.

You will find more information on approval of active substances on the European Commission’s webpages.  

Information about the approval status for active substances can be found on the EU Pesticides database

Adaptations to the regulation and transitional measures

The Norwegian Food Safety Authority is free to limit access of plant protection products containing active substances approved in accordance with Council Directive 91/414/EC or active substances approved in accordance with the Transitional measures in Article 80 of Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009. This is an amendment according to the Decision of the EFTA Joint Committee No 203/2014.

Read more: Adaptations to the regulation and transitional measures

 

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