The Plant Protection Products (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2023

Jurisdiction: United Kingdom

Commencement: 31st December 2023

Amends: Assimilated Regulation 1107/2009 concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market

Mini Summary

The assimilated Regulation 1107/2009 concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market details the rules for the authorisation of plant protection products and their placing on the market, use and control within Great Britain (GB).

N.B. This entry refers to the assimilated legislation as it applies in England, Scotland and Wales (GB) only, the EU version linked at the top of this entry applies in Northern Ireland.

Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 (‘PPP Regulation’) is enforced by The Plant Protection Products Regulations 2011 and The Plant Protection Products (Fees and Charges) Regulations 2011.


Various duties apply.



Seeds that have been treated with a plant protection product before 31st December 2020 may continue to be placed on the market until 1st July 2027, in accordance with the Plant Protection Products (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019.

Parallel trade permits

A new framework has been introduced for parallel trade permits*.

*Parallel trade permits allowed plant protection products to be imported from the European Union into the United Kingdom where the product was identical in composition to a plant protection product already authorised in the UK.

Holders of parallel trade permits must apply to reinstate the permit by 1st April 2024. Applications must include:

  • information on the original application for the parallel trade permit;
  • information on changes to contact details;
  • confirmation that the product is authorised in the EU;
  • confirmation that the label for the product remains unchanged; and
  • photographs of the plant protection product’s container.

Parallel trade permits are valid:

  • for 2 years from the date of issue; or
  • until the authorisation for that product expires.

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