A plant protection product authorised in one member state of the EU may be transferred into another member state if it can be regarded as identical with a product in that member state.
In April 2012, the Swedish Chemicals Agency decided on the first parallel trade from W. Neudorff GmbH KG, Germany, by authorising the insecticide Natria Pyrsol Spray. The Swedish reference product is Raptol Insect Effect with registration number 4574.
The permit for Natria Pyrsol Spray is valid for the same period as the Swedish product is authorised and equal conditions apply for both products.
The parallel traded product must be labelled in Swedish and fulfil the labelling and packaging requirements of applicable EU regulations and directives. Anyone who has received a parallel trade permit is required to report annually to the Swedish Chemicals Agency on sold and consumed quantities of the product. In addition, annual fees based on sales values of the product have to be paid.
If the parallel traded product is a chemical product, it may also have to be notified to the Swedish Chemicals Agency´s Products Register. Chemical products that are introduced into Sweden in a quantity over 100 kg must be reported to the Product Register.
Rules and regulations
- Regulation (EU) No 1107/2009 on Plant Protection Products
- Regulation (EU) No 547/2011
- Directive 1999/45/EC (preparations)
- The Swedish Chemical Charges for the Examination and Enforcement Under the Environmental Code Ordinance (1998:940)