Exporting Peticides

Question posted by Robert Aigin

Hello,

I market a Permethrin based product (registered with the HSE) for use against carpet moth on wool carpets and rugs.

I have had export enquiries from USA, Australia, South Africa, Israel and Europe.

How can I get my product registered in other countries so that I may export to them.

My product is registered for home use in the UK.
Thank you for your help.

Sincerely
Robert Aigin

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Baerbel Asare, on behalf of UK Trade & Investment Germany in Germany.

Hallo, I am with UKTI Germany working to assist UK companies to export their goods.
I don't currently know the answer to your question but will make a few phone calls and update you once I get the answer(s). Best regards Baerbel Asare

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Howard Marsh, on behalf of Descartes in SO40.

I was going to suggest contacting the respective trade desks within the embassy of the country you have an interest in. The UK based emabassies should be able to help or point you in a good direction. 'Our man' with UKTI Germany may take you down the same path. You could also approach the relevant UK Dept(s) in terms of licences being possibility needed? UK Home Office, BIS and / or DEFRA (as its is a pesticide?)

Howard

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Joe Dodd, on behalf of UK Trade & Investment Australia in Australia.

Hello Robert,

With regards to Australia, pesticides for agricultural use need to be registered with the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Association (APVMA). If your product is not for use in agriculture it may instead be assessed by the National Industrial Chemicals Notification Assessment Scheme (NICNAS).
Only new industrial chemicals need to be listed with NICNAS however, so if your product is made up of already exisiting and listed chemicals then you do not need to notify NICNAS.

I did a search on the Australian Inventory of Chemical Substances (AICS) and Permethrin is already listed, so unless your product contains any other original chemicals you should be ok. The importer will need to be registered with NICNAS to be able to import chemicals.

I hope this makes sense. If you would like to send me some more detail on your product I can double check the regulatory position. My email is joe.dodd@fco.gov.uk

Best regards,

Joe

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regarding Europe, permethrin is a biocide and you will need to comply with the Biocidal Products Regulation and register the product in each country of the EU.
You can apply through the Register for Biocidal Products, R4BP 3, for a national authorisation in the EU Member State where the product will be placed on the market. This applies for national authorisation of biocidal products where the active substance is approved at Union level (under the Biocidal Products Regulation or the previous directive 98/8/EC). You can apply for a biocidal product or a biocidal product family.

For more information see http://echa.europa.eu/web/guest/support/dossier-submission-tools/r4bp/national-authorisation-biocidal-products

for outside Europe, see this website for some initial information: http://echa.europa.eu/regulations/prior-informed-consent/understanding-pic

if you could let me know where you are based in the UK (county) I can see if I can someone from EEN to help you for the European angle of your enquiry.
kind regards
Mathilde
Mathilde

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Baerbel Asare, on behalf of UK Trade & Investment Germany in Germany.

Hello Robert,
I have now received an answer from one of my contacts stating that your product will have to be registered as a biocide. Further information and help can be obtained at http://www.reach-clp-biozid-helpdesk.de/en/Homepage.html Tel. + 49 231 9071 2971.
I hope this information will be of help to you.
Best regards
Baerbel

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hi Robert
I can now see that you are based in the East of England which is the area my office covers. i can see my German colleague has found the German office for biocidal products registration.
here is the list of the other EU members states national offices for your reference.http://echa.europa.eu/web/guest/support/helpdesks/national-helpdesks/list-of-national-helpdesks

do not hesitate to contact me if you require further assistance on this matter.

many thanks and kind regards
Mathilde
tel: 01707 398024
m.murphy@eeneast.org.uk

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May I thank all the people who have responded to my question. It is very kind of you all to take the time out of your busy days.

As a result of your answers, I am now in contact with someone who has been shipping pesticides to various countries for years, and he is only too pleased to help me with this project.

Thank you all once again.

Robert Aigin

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