Marketing of plant protection products

Plant protection products are used to protect plants from pests. They require a licence from the Federal Office for Agriculture (FOAG). The authorisation procedure is carried out according to the Plant Protection Products Ordinance. Licensed agents are entered into Annex 1 of this Ordinance, subdivided into the categories of chemical substances, microorganisms and macroorganisms. The SECB issues Statements on plant protection produces that contain microorganisms or macroorganisms, evaluating the biosafety of the active agents.

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Last edition: 25.09.2018


Swiss Expert Committee for Biosafety (SECB)
Tel.: +41 (0)58 463 03 55
Tel.: +41 (0)58 463 23 12
Fax: +41 (0)58 464 79 78

Postal address

Postal address
Executive Office SECB
c/o Federal Office for the Environment
CH-3003 Bern


Worblentalstrasse 68
3063 Ittigen

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