All pesticides used in the UK must be approved by law. Approval holders must provide evidence that pesticides are safe and effective before an approval can be issued. All adjuvants used in the UK must be included on the Official List of adjuvants by law.
An Overview of Pesticide Registration
A brief guide to the process of registering a pesticide
An Overview of Including an Adjuvant on the Official List
A guide to the process of including an adjuvant on the Official List of Adjuvants
Detailed Guidance on Registration
This is given in the registration handbooks and a range of additional guidance documents and software models. You will also find the forms required to apply for approval and details of fees here.
The Applicant Guide
The Applicant Guide: UK Guidance
Data Requirements Handbook
Procedures for submission and assessment of confirmatory data following inclusion of an active substance in Annex I of Council Directive 91/414/EEC
Consideration of study protocols by CRD
Supplementary Guidance on Data Requirements
Regulatory and Information Updates
Regulatory Updates provide information on changes to legal requirements for Approval Holders, application procedures and the approvals process and inclusion of products on the Official List of adjuvants. Information Updates are issued for items which may be of interest such as training courses, workshops and seminars.
News Updates and All Approval Holders Letters
Before March 2004 when Regulatory Updates and Information Updates were introduced, News Updates and All Approval Holder Letters were used to provide information on changes to the regulations and procedures in relation to pesticide approvals and inclusion of products on the Official List of adjuvants.
All Approval Holders Letters
Seminars and Training Events
We periodically run seminars and other training events on aspects of the registration process.
News of upcoming events
EC Review Programme
Under a European Directive all pesticides used in the European Union must be listed on a definitive list, known as 'Annex 1'. All existing chemicals must therefore be reviewed.
Information on the EC review process
Information on all European Work of CRD
Certificates of Freesale
Certificates of Freesale are issued to companies wishing to export pesticides from the UK. We produce certificates for agricultural pesticides.
Information on Certificates of Freesale