Guides

In order to obtain a derogation or authorisation, you can submit an online application accompanied by a file containing as much information about the product as possible. The information to provide can be found on the pages ‘Derogation application procedure’ and ‘Sewage sludge’.

Attention: To submit a complete online application, please use Firefox as a browser.

A manual on the functioning of the application is available (see pdf file below). Below, you will find some remarks and forms you will need when starting the application (which can be downloaded below):

  • For safety reasons, every user must register before using the application for the first time. A new account can be created on the access screen of the application.
  • Next, the first user of an enterprise has to submit an access application by e-mail to the Plant Protection Products and Fertilisers Unit by means of the form ‘Creating a local manager’. That person will be designated as local manager of his enterprise. He will grant his colleagues access to the application. The form ‘Modifying a local manager’ has to be sent by e-mail as the occasion arises.
  • Once the access rights have been granted, every user can apply for derogations/authorisations and manage derogations/authorisations that have already been delivered.
  • An enterprise can designate a consultant to submit the applications for its products. That authority can either be delegated through the application or by e-mailing the form ‘Delegation to a consultant’ to our Unit.

A detailed procedure for the evaluation of active substances with Belgium involved as Rapporteur Member State (RMS) or co-RMS

One of the prerequisites to authorize a plant protection product (PPP) is that potential residues in food and feed resulting from the intended use of the PPP are covered by EU Maximum Residue Limits (EU MRLs).

The procedure for the application and setting of an EU MRL (incl. import tolerance) is clarified in Guidance Document SANTE/2015/10595 prepared by the European Commission.

The submission and evaluation of confirmatory data for an EU MRL following the MRL review follows more or less the same procedure as a standard application for setting/modification of an EU MRL (see above). Additional guidance is available in Working Document SANTE/E4/VW 10235/2016 prepared by the European Commission.

The MRL-application form to be used is available via the link further below.

Additional practical information and particular guidance regarding the implementation of this procedure in Belgium is included in a separate document (see pdf below).

This guidance provides an overview of the requirements for environmental fate and behaviour for the authorisation of a plant protection product.

A list of instructions for the renewal of active substances under Regulation (EU) No 1107/2009.

This guidance document on the dose expression for vertical crops contains all the information necessary for applicants of authorisations for plant protection products to calculate the dose per hectare leaf wall area (LWA).

The European Commission has drafted a guidance document that describes the procedure for an application for a basic substance including the format, required documents, ...

National requirements applied in Belgium to an application for authorization of an adjuvant for agricultural use

An overview of guidance documents available for the assessment of the physico-chemical characteristics of plant protection products, incl. information about the possibility to extrapolation packaging materials, the FAO and WHO specifications and European guidance documents on the validation of analytical methods.

Guidance document concerning the parallel trade of plant protection products

New European technical and procedural guidance documents are entering into force. This has repercussions on the applications for authorisation of plant protection products and on the dossiers for the approval of active substances at European level. The timing for these new guidance documents to be applied is given in the document below.

Unless indicated otherwise in the document here under, these guidelines are available on the website of DG Health and Food Safety.

The basic spreadsheet for PEC values. Other spreadsheets (multiple application PEC calculator; first-order multiple application accumulation PEC) are available on the website of the Chemicals Regulation Directorate (CRD) from the United Kingdom.

Guidelines for the selection and application of the precautionary statements (P statements) for plant protection products in Belgium (as applied by the Registration committee from 1/4/2016). Note that P statements can be assigned by the committee if it deems to be necessary based on the risk evaluation.

A list of cultures considered as minor uses in Belgium.

This guidance has the purpose to explain how the Belgian competent authority (the Service Plant Protection Products and Fertilisers, SPF) will undertake comparative assessment and substitution, a new requirement for plant protection products introduced by EU Regulation 1107/2009, and to announce new guidance for applicants. Furthermore, we propose applicants a form in annex 2, specific for Belgium, for submitting information to support the process of comparative assessment.

This list contains the plant protection products which are authorised in Belgium and can be used in organic farming in accordance with annex II of Commission Regulation (EC) 889/2008 of 5 September 2008 laying down detailed rules for the implementation of Council Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 on organic production and labelling of organic products with regard to organic production, labelling and control.