Our service

The Service Plant protection products and Fertilizers is part of the Federal Public Service Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment. Our service includes 4 sections:

Here you can find our contact information and organigram.

Our tasks and competences

We are responsible for the authorisation of plant protection products and fertilizers in Belgium. Our tasks and competences are:

  • delivering authorisations to market plant protection products,
  • delivering authorisations to market adjuvants,
  • delivering authorisations to use and to sell plant protection products and adjuvants (phytolicence),
  • evaluation of and reporting on dossiers of active substances for plant protection products as reporting member state for the European Commission,
  • establishing maximum residu limits (MRLs) for pesticides in food,
  • delivering authorisations to market fertilizers and soil amendments,
  • practical organisation of the "Council of the Budget Fund for Materials and Products",
  • establishing and implementing the program for the reduction of pesticides.