An approval may be issued for a minor pesticidal use of a non-formulated technical substance (a 'commodity substance') that would normally have extensive and widespread non-pesticidal uses.
The approval (currently granted under The Control of Pesticides Regulations (as amended) 1986 (COPR) only allows the use of the commodity substance as a pesticide. The sale, supply, storage and advertisement of a commodity substance as a pesticide is not permitted.
Examples of commodity substances include carbon dioxide, ethylene and sodium hypochlorite and details of all current approvals can be found on our website.
If you wish to apply for approval for a commodity substance then you must submit all of the following information:
All applications for the approval of commodity substances are processed by our Registration Branch and assessed by the Expert Committee on Pesticides.
Due to the diverse nature of commodity substance approvals, we would encourage you to contact us to discuss the proposed approvals and data requirements before making your submission.