Home Plant protection Assessment framework plant protection products Assessment framework plant protection products The Ctgb makes assessments based on a set of criteria, which is called the assessment framework. This framework is defined in European legislation. This legislation applies to all EU Member States, but country-specific regulations and requirements can also apply. European harmonisation The European Union considers the correct use of plant protection products to be very important. To manage this properly, the EU has adopted binding legislation that applies to all Member States: "Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market". The aim of this legislation is to promote European harmonisation. Individual differences in assessments between Member States will be reduced, so an application in one country can also be recognised in another country through the mutual recognition process. More information: Regulation on Plant Protection Products National regulations The Netherlands has developed national legislation on how to deal with plant protection products and biocidal products. This legislation for both domains is combined in: Wet voor gewasbeschermingsmiddelen en biociden (Plant protection products and biocidal products Act) Besluit Gewasbeschermings- middelen en Biociden (Plant protection products and biocidal products Decree) Regeling Gewasbeschermings- middelen en Biociden (Plant protection products and biocidal products Regulation) Ctgb is responsible for implementing these laws and regulations Technical implementation The Ctgb develops Manuals. These are instructions containing information about application processes, assessment standards, assessment framework, and calculation models that are used to conduct the assessments. They cover both the zonal (European) and national authorisation requirements for plant protection products. The Manuals are periodically updated in accordance with new laws and regulations, guidances and harmonised decisions, and they are published in English.