How to comply with pesticide regulations from 1 January 2021

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What does this involve?

Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales) will establish independent pesticides regulatory rules on 1 January 2021. If you’re producing or placing pesticides on the market, you must make sure they are authorised under the new rules from 1 January 2021.

New laws to ensure the safe use of pesticides (plant protection products) will be similar to existing laws.

If you produce or place food or feed on the market, you must ensure you comply with regulations for Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs). An MRL is the highest amount of pesticide residue legally allowed in or on food.

Current product authorisations and MRLs will still be valid in Great Britain from 1 January 2021.

Am I eligible?

Anyone can use this service.

What does this cost?

This is a free service.

Who is this for?

UK businesses who use, produce or place pesticides. 

How long does this take?

It takes around 5 minutes to read the guidance.

Next steps

Visit the UK Government website for more information and to view recommended links and further reading.

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