How to apply for authorisation of a plant protection product

Published 07.08.2019     Modified 18.12.2019

Application types, standard forms and guidance

Guidance documents

Here you will find an overview over relevant guidance documents used when authorising plant protection products.

National requirements

Norway has several national environmental requirements to ensure a safe use of pesticides in a Norwegian climate and environment.

Read more about national requirements. 

Fees

After the Norwegian Food Safety Authority has finished the evaluation of your application, you will be invoiced for a fee.

Read more about fees for evaluating applications for plant protection products. 

Requirements for the authorisation holder and the importer after the decision

As an authorisation holder or importer of a plant protection product, you have some obligations after the assessment is completed.

Read more about requirements for the authorisation holder and importer after the decision.

Amendments of an authorisation

Both the authorisation holder and the Norwegian Food Safety Authority may amend an authorisation of a plant protection product.

Read more about amendments and withdrawal of authorisations.

Withdrawal of an authorisation

Both the authorisation holder and the Norwegian Food Safety Authority may withdraw an authorisation of a plant protection product.

Read more about withdrawal of an authorisation. 

Grace period

If the authorisation for a plant protection product or an active substance is withdrawn or not renewed, the Norwegian Food Safety Authority may grant a grace period for the disposal, storage, placing on the market and use of existing stocks.

Read more about grace period 

Data protection

Data protection allows for a period of exclusivity of interest for data owners who have invested in the generation of data to support authorisations.

Read more about data protection. 

Treated seeds

You can import and place treated seeds on the Norwegian marked as long as the plant protection product used is approved in at least one EU member state.

Read more about treated seeds. 

Classification, labelling and packaging (CLP)

All plant protection products on the Norwegian marked must be classified, labelled and packed according to the CLP-regulation and the Norwegian pesticide regulation FOR-2015-05-06-455 with attachments. This applies for both new and existing plant protection products.

Guidance for preparing labels

When applying for an authorisation of a plant protection product, you should attach a Norwegian draft label to the application.

The Norwegian Food Safety Authority currently develops a national guidance for the applicant on how to prepare labels. The guidance will be published here when completed.

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