In the EU the placing on the market of plant protection products is regulated by Reg. (EC) No 1107/2009.
For the current stage of the EU listing of existing and new active substances please refer to the EU-pesticides database.
Following the approval or re-approval of an active substance acc. to Reg. (EC) No 1107/2009, plant protection products have to be authorised on member state level by zonal or national applications. The EU countries are divided into three zones (North, Central, and South). Basically, this approach envisages that a zonal rapporteur member state (zRMS) evaluates the application for a product registration for all countries of a zone where authorisation is sought. A zonal application consists of a core dossier for each concerned zone and national addenda containing country specific requirements. Other concerned MS (cMS) of the same zone are assumed to adopt the results of the evaluation for the core dossier and merely evaluate the national addenda.