Legislative framework

Anyone who intends to exercise an activity pursuant to Section 3 (1) of the Plant Protection Product Chemicals Act 2011 (Federal Law Gazette (BGBl.) I No 10/2011) or  any other operations in connection with the placing of plant protection products on the market has to announce this to the Federal Office for Food Safety. Pursuant to Section 4 (1) this has to be done in writing prior to starting work as well as include their location or office for the purposes of an entry into the Federal Office for Food Safety registry. The announcement must also include all warehouse and delivery points. A registration fee will apply.

The activities in accordance with Section 3 (1) shall in particular include the supply for the purpose of sale within the Community, including offering for sale or any other form of transfer, whether free of charge or not, and the sale, distribution, and other forms of transfer themselves, but not the return to the previous seller.
Below you can download a detailed instruction that will help you fill in the Web form as well as the CSV template provided:

Instruction (in German only)

Please click the link below to access the Web form for announcing a business registration pursuant to Section 4 (1) Plant Protection Products Chemicals Act 2011:
Meldung zur Betriebsregistrierung Pflanzenschutzmittel (in German only, download on german page)

Important! After completely filling in the Web form and clicking the "send/print" button, the form must additionally be printed, signed by hand (including company stamp) and submitted to the Federal Office for Food Safety, Department of Plant Protection Products, c/o Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety, Spargelfeldstraße 191, A-1220 Vienna.

Important! A "data change to an existing submission" or a "submission regarding the termination of the placing of plant protection products on the market" is to be made via Web form, then has to be printed out, signed by hand (including company stamp) and sent to the above address. For the aforementioned submissions, the individually assigned submission number must be used for all correspondence in the respective matter.

Below you can find a CSV template for registering and reporting affiliated companies engaged in an exclusive commercial activity with products for non-professional use:
CSV template (in German only, download on german page)

For questions regarding the register, please send an e-mail to:

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