Plant protection products
Plant protection products are preparations used to protect plants and crops. Within a European regulatory framework, ANSES is responsible for evaluating these products, along with fertilisers and growing media, before they can be placed on the market.
Marketing authorisations of plant protection products, fertilisers and growing media, and their adjuvants
In compliance with the criteria defined by the European regulations, ANSES has been in charge of the appraisal of plant protection products, fertilisers and growing media, and adjuvants since 2006. Based on our scientific assessment of the risks and efficacy of these products, the Ministry of Agriculture issues marketing authorisations (MAs). Since 1 July 2015, in application of the French law on the future of agriculture, food and forestry of 13 October 2014, ANSES is in charge of issuing, withdrawing and amending MAs and permits for plant protection products, fertilisers and growing media, and adjuvants.
Since June 2011, plant protection preparations are no longer assessed by each Member State, but according to geographical zone (of which there are three in Europe). In France, ANSES is the organisation responsible for conducting a scientific assessment of marketing authorisation applications for crop treatment products. Each year, ANSES examines a total of nearly 2000 dossiers, over 300 of which concern applications for marketing authorisation for a new product, or for the 10-year renewal of an existing product’s authorisation, after review. As of 1 July 2015, ANSES has become the competent authority for issuing marketing authorisations for plant protection products and their adjuvants. Guidelines have been established by the Agency that set out the criteria to be taken into account in the decision-making process for marketing authorisations, based on the results of scientific assessments, and in compliance with the requirements of the European regulations.
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