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The Applicant Guide Contents

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The Applicant Guide contains information on the procedures for submitting an application to the Chemicals Regulation Division (CRD) for the national authorisation of agricultural, horticultural and home garden pesticides (also known as plant protection products). (see Introductory pages below)

A new guidance document outlining the overall processes and procedures for the authorisation of a plant protection product in the UK from 29 June 2016 is available below under Guidance documents.

The Applicant Guide also includes information on:

The Applicant Guide Introductory Sections

Do I need to submit an application?

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How will my application be processed?

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What should I include in an application?

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What happens once my application is completed?

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How do I make changes to an authorisation?

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Guidance documents

The above pages should be used with the following additional guidance:

A complete list of all the pages in the Applicant Guide is found at Applicant guide listing.

Non-agricultural (public hygiene) pesticides and biocides are also the responsibility of CRD; guidance on these products is held on the Biocides website.

Definitions of terms used in The Applicant Guide can be found in the Glossary.


Updated 2020-07-03