Guidance for comparative assessment 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.