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Plant Protection Act.

Type of law
Date of original text

An Act to protect plants and plant products from harmful organisms, to control dangers incurring from use of pesticides, with special regard to the health of human beings and animals and finally to implement EU-guidelines. The consolidated text consists of 74 articles divided into 14 Parts: General Provisions (1); Putting into effect plant protection measures (2); General requirements for users, dealers and manufacturers of plant protection products and plant protection advisers (3); Application of plant protection substances (4); Delivery, return and export of pesticides (5); Marketing of plant protection substances, licensing procedures (6);Marketing of other substances, authorization and approval procedures (7); Parallel trade (8); Plant protection tools (9); Compensation, subrogation, costs (10); Authorities, surveillance (11); Duty to give information and duty to notify, transmission of data, confidentiality (12); Penalties and fines (13); Final provisions (14).
Date of consolidation/reprint
Entry into force notes
The present Act enters into force on 14 February 2012.
Consolidated version of the Plant Protection Act as last amended by the Act on the Protection of Insect Diversity in Germany and on the Amendment of Other Provisions No.59 p.3908.
Serial Imprint
Published by the Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection (Das Bundesministerium der Justiz und f r Verbraucherschutz)
Source language


Legislation Amendment
Original title
Gesetz zum Schutz der Kulturpflanzen (Pflanzenschutzgesetz - PflSchG).