Obtain authorisation for export of unauthorised plant protection products for use on infested plants Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

You can use unauthorised plant protection products under certain conditions on plants, seeds or other infested objects if they are intended exclusively for export from Germany. You need a permit for this.

Infested objects are plants, plant products, seeds and other objects which may be carriers of harmful organisms. An acute infestation of these objects is not required, they must only be capable of being infested in principle.

You may use unauthorized plant protection products on infested objects if they are intended for export from Germany and

  • different requirements apply in the country of destination or
  • the plant protection products are approved for this application in the country of destination.

You must submit an application for approval to the Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL). The BVL assesses the risk of the plant protection products in cooperation with the Julius Kühn Institute, the Federal Environment Agency and the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment.

The approval is valid for a maximum of 120 days and may be subject to revocation and may also be reissued.

You must submit the following documents:

  • Certificates on the authorisation of the plant protection product in this application in the country of destination.
  • Safety data sheet for the plant protection product
  • Forms: yes
  • Online procedure possible: no
  • Written form required: yes
  • Personal appearance required: no

Related Links

  • Antrag auf Genehmigung des Inverkehrbringens eines nicht zugelassenen Pflanzenschutzmittels zur Anwendung an Befallsgegenständen, die für die Ausfuhr bestimmt sind
Bundesamt für Verbraucherschutz und Lebensmittelsicherheit (BVL) - Abteilung 2 - Pflanzenschutzmittel


  • different requirements apply in the country of destination, or
  • the plant protection products for this application are authorised in the country of destination.

Related Links

  • § 29 Absatz 1 Nummer 2 Pflanzenschutzgesetz (PflSchG)

Related Links

  • Informationen zur Genehmigung nicht zugelassener Pflanzenschutzmittel zur Anwendung an Befallsgegenständen zur Ausfuhr auf der Internetseite des Bundesamts für Verbraucherschutz und Lebensmittelsicherheit

You must submit an application to the BVL. Proceed as follows:

  • Open the BVL website and download the "Application for authorisation to place an unauthorised plant protection product on the market for use on infested objects intended for export".
  • Complete the application on your computer, print it out, sign it and send it to the BVL by post or digitally signed by e-mail.
  • The BVL will check your application.
  • You will receive an approval or rejection by post.

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