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:

Our contact information can be found here.

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.