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Law, Regulation or Guideline
Record information and status
Record ID
Date of creation
2005-01-25 05:27 UTC (CH-BCH)
Date of last update
2015-10-30 16:13 UTC (eric.wiedmer@natureconsult.ch)
Date of publication
2019-07-05 13:02 UTC (annegabrielle.wuestsaucy@bafu.admin.ch)

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General Information
  • Switzerland
Title of document
Ordinance on the Placing on the Market of Phytosanitary Products
Legislative details
Type of document
  • National Law
Subject areas
  • Handling, transport, packaging and identification
Types of LMOs addressed
  • All types of organisms
Brief description of the document including objective and scope:
The ordinances is intended to ensure that phytosanitary products are suitable enough for the intended use and used in accordance with the requirements, they do not have unacceptable side effects on the health of humans, animals and the environment.

The ordinance regulates the authorization, the import and the commercialization of plant protection products intended to be used in agriculture, in professional horticulture and private gardens. It does not apply to plant protection products exclusively intended for export.
Date of entry into force
Regulatory contact information
Contact person
Federal Office for Agriculture (FOAG)
Schwarzenburgstrasse 165
Switzerland, CH-3003
Phone:+41 58 462 25 11
Fax:+41 58 462 26 34
Url:Federal Office for Agriculture FOAG