As part of the policy paper from the UK government – The Official Controls (Plant Protection Products) Regulations 2020 will come into force on 22nd June 2022

The Official Controls (Plant Protection Products) Regulations 2020: policy statement – GOV.UK (

Users of professional PPP’s and retailers of amateur PPP’s must register using the form by 22 June 2022. 

Importers, manufacturers, processors, distributors, or sellers of either PPP’s, adjuvants or PPP ingredients for professional use in Great Britain (England, Scotland or Wales) must also register but use a different form

Users and sellers in Northern Ireland, The Channel Islands and the Isle of Man do not need to register with these forms. If you are based in Northern Ireland, you will need to register with the Northern Irish Government.

PPP’s play a vital role in supporting plant health and crop production. Implementation of the 2020 Regulations will enable Defra, the Scottish Government and the Welsh Government, working with the regulatory authorities, to understand how PPP’s are being sold and used in Great Britain, to support businesses and organisations to be compliant with their legal obligations and to ensure PPP’s are used sustainably and in accordance with the conditions of use.

PPP’s are used to control pests, weeds and diseases. Examples include:

  • insecticides
  • fungicides
  • herbicides
  • molluscicides
  • plant growth regulators

Who needs to comply with the 2020 Regulations

“Professional user” any person or business who uses PPP’s in the course of their work activities, both in farming, horticulture and forestry, this includes amenity users who do professional work in gardening, landscaping or grounds maintenance.

Businesses that produce, manufacture, process, import, store, distribute and sell PPP’s, their components and adjuvants.