Explanatory Note on Minor Uses


The Explanatory Note on Minor Uses according to Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 was created under the auspices of the European Minor Uses Coordination Facility (MUCF) Secretariat, hosted by the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization (EPPO) to provide comprehensive information on minor uses procedures in the context of the implementation of Article 51 and other provisions related to minor uses for different parties such as authorisation holders, official or scientific bodies involved in agricultural activities, professional agricultural organisations, professional users and competent authorities, as well as for the MUCF Commodity Expert Groups and Horizontal Expert Groups .

The Explanatory Note on Minor Uses is intended to stimulate the practical implementation of Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009, to reduce obstacles and other impediments for mutual recognition of minor uses between EU Member States, the United Kingdom, Norway, Switzerland and to encourage harmonisation.

This document has been developed and peer-reviewed in co-operation with selected experts from several EU Member States (Belgium, Germany, Denmark, France, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Spain, and Sweden), the United Kingdom, Norway, Switzerland, and with support of DG SANTE's Legal Service.

The MUCF acknowledges the initial funding by the European Commission, Germany, the Netherlands and France, and the continued funding of several EU Member States and Switzerland, which made the development of this Explanatory Note on Minor Uses possible.


Click here to Download the Explanatory Note on Minor Uses

Required citation:

MUCF Secretariat. (2022) Explanatory Note on Minor Uses procedures according to Regulation
(EC) No 1107/2009. Paris.

Publication history:

04/2022, Version 1.0
published on 2022-04-12.