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Implementation deadlines for sellers and purchasers of professional pesticide products

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Information Update: 11/2015

Issued: 6th November 2015


In July 2012 HSE's Chemicals Regulation Directorate (CRD) issued a Regulatory Update (24/2012) announcing the publication of the Plant Protection Products (Sustainable Use) Regulations 2012, which helped to transpose Directive 2009/128/EC on the Sustainable Use of Pesticides.

This included a link to guidance for those who work with plant protection products and who may be affected by these regulations. This guidance has been updated along with the list of specified certificates recognised in the UK.

This is a reminder that the requirements of regulation 9 (except paragraph (4) which is already in force) and regulation 13 come into force on 26 November 2015. Regulation 8(3) and the use of pesticides under "grandfather rights" also ceases from that date.

With effect from the 26th November 2015:

The guidance has been updated to provide further information on how to comply with these regulations.

Updated 2020-08-11