Basic substances: pesticides

A basic substance is an active substance that is not placed on the market primarily as a plant protection product but which may be of value for plant protection and so does not go through the full active substance approval process.

To be approved as a basic active substance, the active substance must meet the criteria from Article 23, retained Regulation (EC) 1107/2009.

Retained Regulation (EC) 1107/2009 - legislation.gov.uk

Once approved as a basic substance it can be used in Great Britain.

Basic substances are included in the GB approvals Register where you can find a summary of their approved uses and conditions of approval.

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Updated 2022-11-28