The Law Relating to Plant Protection Products

Plant protection products (PPPs) are regulated by Regulation (EU) No. 1107/2009.

  • Regulation (EC) No. 1107/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market and repealing Council Directives 79/117/EEC and 91/414/EEC

The main Irish legislation concerning the control, marketing and use of plant protection products (PPPs) are:


Other legislation related to PPPs include:

  • Directive 2009/128/EC (establishing a framework for sustainable use of pesticides)
  • Regulation (EC) No 1185/2009 (concerning statistics on plant protection products)
  • Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 (on maximum residue levels of pesticides in or on food and feed)
  • Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 (on product classification, labelling and packaging)
  • Directive 2000/60/EC (establishing a framework for water policy)
  • Directive 98/83/EC (on quality of water intended for human consumption)
  • Directive 2006/118/EC (on the protection of groundwater)
  • Directive 2004/35/CE (on environmental liability)