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Technical equivalence of active substances


CRD are tightening up their procedures for acceptance of applications submitted for assessment of technical equivalence of new sources of active substances.  Currently, these are accepted after a basic check that does not include any detailed consideration of content.  On evaluation, approximately 90% are found to be incomplete and require a request for further information.  This represents a burden on both applicants and CRD and contributes to delays with completing these applications.

A new checklist based on common omissions has been made available on the pesticides website.  With immediate effect, CRD will now check all relevant applications for completeness against the checklist. Only those applications considered to be complete will be accepted for evaluation.

From 1 April 2015, HSE will charge a sift fee to cover the additional work required to process incomplete applications for assessment of technical equivalence.

For more information on submitting applications for technical equivalence, or any other regulatory issues, please contact JSC on +44 (0)1423 520245,

Published 5th February 2015
Categories Agrochemicals, News
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