Plant protection products

Electronic submission of applications for plant protection products

Applications can be submitted via the following email address: The email must clearly state all the information with reference to any attachment. Additional information can be submitted as an attachment to the e-mail or via another channel (e.g. a cloud system). Dossiers submitted electronically no longer need a submission in writing.



We will be moving on 1 March 2021. Our address changes but our other contact details remain the same.


We have updated the guidelines for the notification of plant protection products to the Poison Centre, including information on the UFI code.


On April 29, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published the results of a first research on the risk to the consumer from exposure to reidues of diverse plant protection products via food. Based on the first cumulative risk assessment, there is no reason to modify existing authorisations or to revise the current maximum residue limits for individual substances.


Due to the measures of the corona crisis, we, like most other Belgians, work from home. This means that we only work electronically and that needs some adaptation.


On 16 January 2019, the European Parliament adopted a Resolution on the authorisation procedure for pesticides in the European Union. Our department has analysed the recommendations to the Member States.


As of 29 July 2019, a number of fees for applications for authorisation of plant protection products will be increased. The method of calculating the annual contributions that will apply to the quantities sold in 2020 and payable in 2021 will also be modified.