Q. What is a parallel licence and generic licence for Plant Protection Product’s (PPP’s)?
A1. A parallel import licence describes a product that is imported from an EU Member State which is identical to the reference UK product. It differs from a generic licence in that a parallel import PPP is still manufactured by the authorisation holder of the reference product, but it is relabelled and repacked by the parallel import licence holder. For further information please read the HSE Guidance.
A2. A generic licence, also referred to as an ‘off-patent product’, is a product that is manufactured after the expiration of a patent or other exclusive rights, by a company that does not hold the original patent, and without (the need for) a license from the original patent holder. Generic products are developed, authorised, manufactured and marketed under the same strict rules and requirements as the “original” products. For further information please refer to the ECCA website.
Q. In respect of a Parallel Import Licence, do the EAMU’s from the UK reference product carry over onto Clayton’s Parallel Import Products?
A. Yes, in November 2012 the UK HSE issued a regulatory update which states that parallel import PPP’s may be used with the same EAMU’s as the UK reference product. Please click here for the full transcript.
Q. Does Clayton Plant Protection warrant tank mixes for Parallel Import Product Licences?
A. Clayton Plant Protection warrant tank mixes for our complete range of parallel import PPP’s as per the original authorisation holders recommended tank mixes for the reference product in the UK.
Q. Where can I find a schedule of recommended tank mixes for Claytons Generic Product Licences?
A. Please refer to each individual generic product page for a downloadable PDF of CPP’s recommended tank mixes.
Q. Does CPP adopt the current and ongoing Product Stewardship guidelines of the Manufacturers on which their Parallel Import Licences are based?
A. In principle we do however due to ongoing changes to Product Stewardship Guidelines, we request that all enquiries be directed to email@example.com and we will respond officially to our position at that time.
Q. Where can I purchase CPP products?
A. Our products can be purchased either directly through the major UK Distributors or though Farmer Buying Groups. Clayton Plant Protection are happy to help you source our products, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or using the information provided on the Contact page.