Certificates of Freesale

Certificate of Freesale for Plant Protection Products

A Certificate of Free Sale is an attestation that a plant protection product (PPP) complies with Regulation (EC) 1107/2009 and may be freely sold in Great Britain (GB) and Northern Ireland (NI), and can be exported to countries which may not have their own regulatory regimes. There is no charge for this service provided by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE).

The certificate allows for additional information to be added, such as manufacturing sites, exporter, and distributor. This information is optional at the request of the exporter, but can only be placed under the section that reads 'The following information has been supplied by the applicant and has not been verified by the Health and Safety Executive'.

Certificates are embossed with the official HSE seal and issued within three working days of notice.

You should not need a certificate of free sale to export plant protection products between countries within the EU.

Details on how to apply are set out below.

Export only Statements - PPPs

HSE can provide two 'export only' statements to assist in the export process with non EU countries. These statements are listed below and will contain information that has not been verified by HSE.

Export statement - active substance only

For the export of an active substance (raw materials) where the active substance does appear in products authorised for use in Great Britain and Northern Ireland, for example: an export of the raw materials rather than a formulated product.

Export statement - product not registered or substance not authorised for use in Great Britain or Northern Ireland

For the export of a plant protection product not registered for use in Great Britain or Northern Ireland, or export of an active substance (raw materials) where the active substance does not appear in products authorised for use in GB/NI.

Templates are provided below. The certificate allows for additional information to be added such as manufacturing sites, exporter and distributor. This information is optional at the request of the exporter, and can only be placed under the section that reads 'The following information has been supplied by the applicant and has not been verified by the Health and Safety Executive', as this information cannot be verified. Statements will also carry the official HSE seal and will be issued within three working days of notice. There is no charge for this service.

How to apply

  1. Certificate of freesale - template
  2. Export statement - active substance only
  3. Export statement - product not registered or substance not authorised for use, in UK

Complete the required information and attach the document to an e-mail to [email protected] or post your request to:

Pesticides Delivery Team
Chemicals Regulation Division
Health and Safety Executive
Mallard House
Kings Pool
3 Peasholme Green
York
YO1 7PX.

Your request must also include:

Remember to complete all the information you wish to appear on the document, above and below the statement that reads 'The following information has been supplied by the applicant and has not been verified by the Health and Safety Executive.'

Certificates for Biocidal Products (Non-Agricultural Pesticide Products)

Certificates for biocidal products (which are sometimes referred to as non-agricultural pesticide products) can be obtained from our Bootle office. Find out how to get a CFS or Export Statement for a biocidal product.

 
Updated 2021-08-10