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CRD announces Changes to the Detailed Technical Sift

CRD have reviewed the criteria applied at the Detailed Technical Sift (DTS) and have updated them to focus on the key issues identified from experience.  In addition, changes have been introduced to provide additional support to applicants in the preparation of dossiers for submission to HSE.

The key changes being introduced are:

  • General issues (e.g. discrepancies in the GAP, label, addressing EFSA data gaps) relevant to all specialist areas have been included in a new separate section
  • Minor issues, those not considered reasons for rejecting an application but may need to be addressed for an authorisation, will be highlighted to applicants in the conclusion of the DTS. Highlighting these issues early in the evaluation process will provide additional time for them to be addressed by applicants
  • Based on experience a number of rejection criteria have been removed from each specialist area
  • Links to UK and EU guidance documents have been included to support applicants preparing an application for submission
  • The mammalian toxicology section has been separated out into mammalian toxicology and operator exposure

New Guidance document

The changes to the DTS criteria are outlined in the guidance document ‘Overview of the Processes and Procedures for the Authorisation of Plant Protection Productions in the UK under Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009’ version 1.3 available at the following link: The Applicant Guide Contents.  This will be applied from 27th November 2017.

For further advice or support on making applications for registration of plant protection products in the UK or any other registration issues please contact us on +44 (0)1423 520245 or

Published 16th November 2017
Categories Agrochemicals, Articles, Links
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