Plant protection products are mainly used to protect plants and plant products in agriculture, forestry and horticulture from attacks by fungii, pests and competing plants. Weed-killers are the kind of plant protection products most frequently used in Sweden.
Before a plant protection product can be placed on the Swedish market and used, it has to be approved by the Swedish Chemicals Agency (KemI).
Active substances in plant protection products are jointly assessed within the EU.
Plant protection products are regulated by the European Parliament and Council Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009. EC regulations are binding in their entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.
Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 and accompanying regulations.
Some other EU regulations on plant protection products.